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Tuesday, February 3, 2009

No summer school in Ridgewood this year

Attention high school students in danger of "absencing out": Ridgewood Public Schools will not be conducting summer school during the summer of 2009. The decision was a financial one: summer school costs too much money and we are not required to offer it. In fact, I'm told fewer and fewer districts are offering summer school. However, there are other options in the area for those students who need summer school and as the District eNews stated today, parents will be informed of alternative summer school locations and they will be advised of any programming that might enable students to regain credits lost due to failure or excessive absences.

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