Fact #1: School Security

Dear Ridgewood Community,

One of the most important responsibilities of government is to keep our community safe.

To that end, the Ridgewood Board of Education has spent hundreds of thousands of dollars to increase security at our schools, including hardware purchases (driver’s license readers, one-button security) and staffing additions (RHS School Resource Officer). In addition, the BOE has made policy changes that increase security by limiting visitors to the schools; even parents are now actively discouraged from entering school buildings for unofficial reasons at all times in order to keep movement to a minimum during the school day. These are all rightful and necessary steps for the safety of our students and school community.

Fact #1: Thousands of registered voters enter our schools on each election day.

On multiple election days each year, Continue reading “Fact #1: School Security”