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Ridgewood Board of Education
 Committee Responsibilities
 
 

Communications Committee
Discusses district communications policy and practice, including the district website, eNews, Newsline, staff communications, etc.
Members:  Jim Morgan, Jennie Smith Wilson
 

Curriculum Committee
Acts as a forum to review current instructional materials and future options for updating those materials at all levels. Textbooks and other materials are discussed and examined for course relevance and appropriateness before being presented to the Board for approval.
Members:  Sheila Brogan, Vince Loncto

 
Facilities Committee and Joint Review Committee
The Facilities Committee discusses issues relating to district buildings and fields, including capital projects, maintenance and repairs and construction. The Joint Review Committee reviews custodial and maintenance services in each of the district's schools on a monthly basis. Goals and action plans for the custodial and maintenance services are established quarterly.
 
Finance Committee
Discusses issues relating to the funding of the district. Responsible for the initial presentation of the budget and continual monthly review of budget transfers for the current fiscal year.
 
Policy Committee
Reviews, revises, and drafts district policy. The committee brings recommendations to add or change policies to the full Board for discussion and adoption. Board policy requires that new or revised policies have two readings before adoption.
Members:   Jim Morgan, Jennie Smith Wilson

 
 
Federated Home and School Association *
Provides information about the Board and district to, and collects feedback from, the Home and School Associations' presidents at their monthly meeting.  To learn more about Federated HSA click here.
Liaison: Christina Krauss, Vince Loncto
 


Fields Committee
The Joint Village/Board Fields Committee manages the upkeep and scheduling of athletic field throughout the Villae.
Member: Vince Loncto

 
Parks and Recreation
Comprised of select village employees and citizen volunteers appointed by the Village Council to address the recreational and open space needs and activities of the community, balancing recreational interests with environmental and financial issues.
Members: Jim Morgan 
 
 
REAC - Ridgewood Environmental Advisory Committee
Assists the Village of Ridgewood with respect to environmental concerns by formulating, adopting, and implementing practices and policies which protect the environment, respect the ecosystem, promote sustainability, reduce climate change and support earth-friendly cost reductions within the municipality and the community at large.
Member: Jennie Smith Wilson


Safety
Member: Sheila Brogan

 
 
Ridgewood Education Foundation
The mission of the REF is to enhance the quality of education in the Ridgewood Public Schools. Since 1989 it has awarded more than $400,000 in grants for special projects created by forward-thinking teachers, parents, students and alumni(ae). The Board representative offers the perspective of the BOE by providing information, asking questions, and participating in discussions that assist in the final decisions about how to distribute funds raised. Click here for more information about the Ridgewood Education Foundation.
 
 
Representative: Jim Morgan
 


Ridgewood Academy for Health Professions (RAHP)
The Academy is a partnership between RHS, Valley Hospital and Bergen Community College.
Member:
Sheila
Brogan
 
 
 
 
AD HOC Committees:


Negotiations
Member: Sheila Brogan, Jim Morgan


Teacher Evaluation

Member: Sheila Brogan, Vince Loncto
Technology
Member: Sheila Brogan, Jim Morgan

 

 
Other

Bergen County School Boards Association (BCSBA)
Membership is made up of the 78 school districts of Bergen County. The goal of the association is to enhance the skills and knowledge of the local board of education members, and to serve as a forum for the exchange of information and ideas and as a catalyst to expedite and initiate change.
Member: Vince Loncto
 

 
New Jersey School Boards Association (NJSBA)
The New Jersey School Boards Association is a federation of all of the state’s local boards of education, providing training, support and communications services. The district representative attends periodically-held meetings to participate in discussions; make decisions about issues that reaffirm the common goal of educating children; meet with colleagues; engage in dialogue; and develop positive relationships with other school board members.
 
 
Member: Vince Loncto


Garden State Coalition of Schools
Member: Vince Loncto

Scholarships and Awards:


Ashby Award
Member:
Christina Krauss

Other scholarship responsibilities will be determined by the high school, based on the scholarship selection criteria, giving each Board member an opportunity to participate.

Board Liasons


* It is proposed that each Board member be assigned as a liason to two Home and School Associations. The proposal is as follows: Christina Krauss: BFMS and Orchard Elementary School; Jim Morgan: GWMS and Travell Elementary School; Michele Lenhard: Hawes and Ridge Elementary Schools; Vince Loncto: Somerville and Willard Elementary Schools; Sheil Brogan: Learning Services HSA and Ridgewood High School.
Last Updated: 10/13/15
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