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Thursday, April 16, 2009

Get the facts, then decide how to Vote

Yes, I've recommended that you vote "yes" on the budget next Tuesday. But I honestly want you to feel good about voting "yes." I want you to do it because you agree that it's the right thing to do. If the reasons I gave previously are enough, great. But if you need to know more...if you have specific questions as to why we spend what we spend, or how we decided what we decided...there are still several opportunities for you to get more info and ask questions:

1) Frank & Denise Delvecchio are hosting an informal discussion with Superintendent of Schools Dr. Dan Fishbein, and members of the Board of Education (including me) TOMORROW, Friday, April 17, 12:45 p.m.. to 2:45 p.m. The address is 65 Walthery Ave. No need to RSVP, just come!

2) "Starbucks & the Budget": Dr. Fishbein and members of the Board of Ed (me again) will be at the Ridgewood Starbucks from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. this Sunday April 19. Come get a free cup of coffee (thanks, Starbucks!) and find out what the budget will mean for our schools and your students.

3) Not the meeting type? There's a special email address set up just for comments and questions on the budget. Send your questions to budget10@ridgewood.k12.nj.us. Dr. Fishbein or Business Administrator Angelo DeSimone will answer.

4) Keep checking this blog and, if you have a question or comment, post it here. I'll answer as quickly as I can.

PLEASE don't forget to show up and VOTE on Tuesday April 21. Mark your calendar. Tell your friends. It's our right and responsibility and it only takes 5 minutes!

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