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

Senate President Steve Sweeney: 856-251-9801 or

Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto: 201-770-1303 or

Assemblywoman Holly Schepisi: 201-666-0881 or

Assemblyman Bob Auth: 862-248-0491 or

Senator Gerry Cardinale: 201-567-2324 or

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) 



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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.


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New Ringwood superintendent a man of many degrees by Holly Stewart

REA Members congratulate Dr. Bernice, and look forward to working together to make the Ringwood Schools exceptional.

“The most rewarding part of being a school administrator is going to see the children learning and asking teachers what they need to do their work,” he said.


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