School Officials Again Seeking Parking Shuffle at RHS
The schools are again hoping the village council will allow teachers to take over parking at Heermance Place, effectively kicking out students.
Ridgewood schools superintendent Daniel Fishbein and board president Sheila Brogan are expected to appear at the council Wednesday night to again request that the village cede public parking on Heermance Place.
This past spring, the prior council voted unanimously to deny the school's request that 12 public parking spots be designated specifically for teachers. Students currently wake up early to nab the spots.
Fishbein in his March request said several teachers are without parking spots; he believed employees should be afforded the opportunity to park where they work. The spots would have been granted by permit, allowing teachers to park on the street from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday.
The council in its denial expressed concern in "creating a precedent."
Village and schools officials will meet at 7:30 p.m. to discuss the matter.