From our families to yours, best wishes for a very Happy Thanksgiving.
Join the REA for a Community Forum on School Funding. We’ll be hosting a moderated panel discussion, followed by a Q&A with our expert guests. Come learn with us as we determine how to best advocate for our students & our schools. Knowledge is power.
Everyone is welcome to join us at 6:30PM for a light dinner before the event.
A flyer is available below. Please share with family, friends and neighbors!
The Ringwood Public Schools have already suffered the privatization of the custodial staff, the outsourcing of an OT position, the loss of five paraprofessional positions, and the loss of seven teaching positions, with dramatic cuts to the BSI, G&T and band programs.
If this plan goes through, we will be forced to strip another $160K from our budget for next year, which will mean more and deeper cuts.
This would have been difficult enough if we had been notified in December, but telling us now, over a month after our final budget was approved, is unconscionable. Please contact the governor and the legislators below and tell them to reject this plan for the 2017-18 school year or to hold harmless those districts who
would see a reduction in aid.
Governor Christie: 609-292-6000 or email@example.com
Senate President Steve Sweeney: 856-251-9801 or SenSweeney@njleg.org
Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto: 201-770-1303 or AsmPrieto@njleg.org
Assemblywoman Holly Schepisi: 201-666-0881 or AswSchepisi@njleg.org
Assemblyman Bob Auth: 862-248-0491 or AsmAuth@njleg.org
Senator Gerry Cardinale: 201-567-2324 or SenCardinale@njleg.org
For more information:
School Funding Data (Education Law Center)
Click on District Profile and type in Ringwood Boro
2017-18 State Aid Summaries (State of NJ DOE)
Ringwood’s Ryerson students win Battle of the Books by David Zimmer
Congratulations Faith, Michael, Jack, and Monica! We’re incredibly proud of you. Many thanks to Mrs. Gay for her leadership and dedication!
RINGWOOD – Ryerson students recently conquered the county in a Battle of the Books.
The four-student team from the middle school punctuated its win in the 17-team New Jersey Association of School Librarians (NJASL) contest in Hawthorne last month with a perfect score, officials said.
The unblemished score card from Faith Morris Liu, Jack Burke, Michael Maglio and Monica Sperzel is not unprecedented, said Ryerson Middle School teacher Ellen Gay. It is, however, unusual.