Urgent Action Needed! – Proposed Reduction in School Funding

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 chris.christie@gov.state.nj.us

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:

Sweeney, Prieto Agreement Adds $125M to School-Funding Formula (NJSpotlight)

Interactive Map: Charting the Ups and Downs of Dem’s School-Aid Plan (NJSpotlight)

School Funding Data (Education Law Center)
Click on District Profile and type in Ringwood Boro

2017-18 State Aid Summaries (State of NJ DOE)