In Uncategorized on September 27, 2006 at 9:56 pm

The total student population in Ridgewood Public Schools declined by nine this school year, from 5,569 to 5,560. While the total count will not be official until October 15, schools reported the following numbers on the first day of school: Glen, 44 (+5); Hawes, 427 (+13); Orchard, 317 (+3); Ridge, 482 (-24); Somerville, 469 (-2); Travell, 414 (+17); Willard, 465 (-18); BFMS, 629 (-7); GWMS, 630 (-5); RHS, 1673 (+9). The number in parenthesis reflects the change in the student population since September 30, 2005

  1. With the decline in student population in Willard and Ridge (as was forecast in the 2004 study the BOE paid for) do we still need to spend money to build additions to both schools?

  2. Given the current turnover in the superintendent’s office, I doubt this will become an issue this school year. But one never knows.

    And while a 4% loss of population in these two schools isn’t extremely dramatic, it does beg the question about the need to expand.

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