Thursday, January 17, 2013
Council likely to vote on Feb. 13 agreeing to the school district's request that teachers should kick students out of spaces on Heermance Place.
Despite unanswered questions over who actually owns the land, the Ridgewood Village Council on Wednesday agreed to introduce an ordinance that will allow the school district to provide teacher parking at the expense of students. The council majority – Councilwoman Gwenn Hauck, Deputy Mayor Albert Pucciarelli and Mayor Paul Aronsohn – have expressed support for an ordinance that will allow the district to issue permits for 23 parking spaces on Heermance Place. Students at the high school would see the boot as a result. Prompted by questions from resident Boyd Loving, the village attorney said the fact that the school district might already own the parking spots is immaterial to introducing the ordinance. "Issues that remain outstanding …
Monday, September 10, 2012
School board to vote on increasing the contract that allows students to park at First Presbyterian Church by $1,000.
Ridgewood High School students fortunate enough to win the lottery and park across the street at First Presbyterian Church might pay a little extra this year. The school board on Monday could be approving an agreement to have students park at 71 vehicles in the First Presbyterian lot Monday through Friday during the school year. The contract has increased $1,000 to a total of $37,000 for the 2012-2013 school year; students pay for the spots, about $500 per spot. The figures for 2012-2013 add up to about $520 per person should the board vote to approve the resolution.
Thursday, February 23, 2012
School district wants to kick students off public street to accommodate for teachers and staff
A member short, the village council held off on deciding whether to grant the school board the ability to kick high school students out of Heermance Place, a public street, in favor of teachers. The school district on Wednesday night presented statistics affirming why it believes the council should cede partial control of the street. According to Superintendent Daniel Fishbein, a total of 215 teachers, staff and secretaries (not including cafeteria or custodial staff) currently vie for parking in the 195-space high school lot. Because of an increase in school population over the years and a need to bring more staff for classified students, the RHS staff size has grown larger, Fishbein wrote in a letter to Village Manager Ken Gabbert. The …