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Ridgewood Schools Approve 1.9% Tax Increase

$99.4 million budget will mean a $172 school tax increase for the average village homeowner.

The Ridgewood Board of Education has approved a $99.4 million budget that includes a 1.908% tax increase for village residents, NorthJersey.com reported.

According to the report, the increase, which is just under the state-mandated 2% tax levy cap, will have the average resident see a $172 tax increase in this year’s school taxes.

This year marks the first time that the school budget was not voted on by the residents of Ridgewood, following a decision by the BOE to move school elections to November and eliminate the budget vote so long as it is under the 2% cap, the report said.

The 2014-15 budget includes funding for renovations to the high school library and a Chromebook laptop initiative at the high school, the report said.

Though many board members praised the contents of the budget, several cautioned locals about budgetary challenges, like growing educational costs and unfunded state mandates, that the Board will need to consider in coming years, the report said.

Locals can view the district’s budget presentation on its website.

Macko D May 06, 2014 at 11:23 AM
I explained your ad hominem attacks in a previous post. I don't understand how I commented on your "mothering" - i don't even understand what that means. The school budget is a huge % of our taxes. Again, I am simply asking when enough is enough.
Ridgewood Mom May 06, 2014 at 12:11 PM
I didn't say that YOU commented on my mothering. I said that comments about my mothering, and the like, which were directed toward me were the only ad hominem attacks to be found in this discussion. Its fine that you don't like my views, but they are different from yours. That does not constitute ad hominem. It does not constitute ad hominem to say that something you say does;t make sense. Stating that you do not live in Ridgewood does not constitute ad hominem, although it may be wrong. Do you? I think that is a pertinent question. When you say "If that makes me a dreaded Tea Party type, can someone please tell me how to get one of those next to my name?" it is not a case of me generalizing about you to allow you the freedom of identifying as you see fit.
Macko D May 06, 2014 at 05:21 PM
Ridgewood Mom FYI I got an email that said you posted "odd my posts appear again" yet I am not seeing that post here....just wanted to let you know there seems to be a delay in getting your posts put up here.
Macko D May 06, 2014 at 05:22 PM
oops sorry - I see the post now. take care.
Ridgewood Mom May 06, 2014 at 05:46 PM
Thanks Macko. I'm wondering if it is just a technical glitch, or if it has something to do with the difference between posting a comment by clicking the green "Post comment" button and clicking on the "reply" link under someone else's post. Anyway, I hope it doesn't give you or anyone else any continued problems.

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