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Monday, April 25, 2011

Residents sought for advocacy committee.

The Superintendent of Schools and Board of Education are launching an initiative to gather together residents interested in advocating for Ridgewood’s public education at the state level. The newly formed Legislative Advocacy Committee will officially kick off at the Education Center, 49 Cottage Place, on Tuesday, May 3, with an event featuring Lynne Strickland, Executive Director of the Garden State Coalition of Schools (of which Ridgewood is a member). Ms. Strickland will speak on the "state of the state" concerning legislation; will address school funding; and will provide practical tips for contacting legislators. BOE members on the committee are Michele Lenhard and Sheila Brogan. All interested residents are welcome to attend the meeting, which will be held on the 3rd floor from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m.

For more information, call Dr. Fishbein's office at 201-670-2700, ext. 10530, or e-mail dfishbein@ridgewood.k12.nj.us. (You do not need to contact anyone in order to attend the meeting -- just show up if you're interested.)


Anonymous said...

As of Thursday morning Sheila won't be on that committee.

You can take that one to the bank.

Anonymous said...

I am hoping Sheila is re-elected. She is a strong force for the good of our children, both in Ridgewood and for schools around the state. Go Sheila!