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Sunday, February 6, 2011

What’s going on with the Board of Education this week?

Here's a snapshot of some of the things going on with the BOE this week.

Regular Public Meeting Monday at 7:30. Some highlights from the agenda (click here for full agenda):

• Discussion of RHS partnership with Stevens Institute through the National Science Foundations GK12 program.

• Reps from the Joint Village-BOE Fields Committee will present the draft revision of the Fields Use Policy. This policy will specify hours of use and conduct of users, among other things, at athletic fields throughout the Village. (You can read the draft policy as part of the agenda -- click here.)

• Discussion of the Board's new Legislative Committee, which will involve BOE members and interested residents to follow legislative activities and inform and advise the Board and public about opportunities for advocacy on issues that affect Ridgewood students.

• Discussion of a possible page for Ridgewood Public Schools on Facebook.

I'll visit a couple of HSA meetings on Tuesday.

The Board's Negotiating Team will begin meeting with the REA regarding the teachers' and secretaries' contract.

Board members will make our annual cameo appearance in Jamboree, Wednesday-Saturday nights.

In other words, another busy week. Any questions or comments, please let me know.


Anonymous said...

"(You can read the draft policy as part of the agenda -- click here.)"

There is no draft policy included as part of the agenda at that "clikc here" location.

Laurie said...

I'm sorry! I thought the draft policy was attached to the agenda. I will check on that ASAP and find out when it will be on the website.

Anonymous said...

Who's on the Board Negotiating Team?

Laurie said...

The Negotiating Team is made up of Bob Hutton and myself. We will be assisted by a representative from our outside counsel's law firm. The entire board, along with the administrative cabinet and with counsel present, has spent numerous hours in executive session discussing and preparing for these negotiations and, as Mr. Hutton said at tonight's meeting, we remind the community that all negotiations are confidential.

Laurie said...

The Draft of the revised Fields Policy is on the District site now. It's on the home page, under Referendum Update.

Here is a direct link: