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Ridgewood Board Of Education Looks To Fill Mid-Term Vacancy

The Ridgewood Board of Education is looking for candidates for a mid-term vacancy.
The Ridgewood Board of Education is looking for candidates for a mid-term vacancy. Photo Credit: Ridgewood Schools

RIDGEWOOD, N.J. – The Ridgewood Board of Education is seeking candidates to fill a mid-term vacancy.

The vacancy became effective on Aug. 1 when board member Michele Lenhard resigned,

The Board is delegated by law to serve the children of Ridgewood as the policy-making legislative branch of the School District. Responsibilities of the Board are to:

  • Monitor student achievement.
  • Set district policies and goals.
  • Provide financial oversight.
  • Approve Human Resources recommendations and hire and evaluate the superintendent.
  • Serve as the communications link between the community and the school district.
  • To fill vacancies on the Board of Education.

Board members are required to attend meetings approximately twice a month and serve on committees that require an additional time commitment.

This position will be effective through January 2017. This position will be placed on the ballot at the annual election, scheduled in November 2016. The winner will fill a regular three-year term from January 2017 through January 2020.

To become a member of a local Board of Education in New Jersey, you must be:

  • A citizen of the United States of America
  • At least 18 years of age
  • Able to read and write
  • A resident of Ridgewood for at least one (1) year preceding the date of the appointment
  • Have no interest in any contract with, or claim, against the Board
  • Registered to vote in the district
  • Not disqualified as a voter pursuant to NJSA 19:4-1

Any qualified Ridgewood resident interested in filling the vacancy on the Ridgewood Board of Education should pick up an application at the Education Center or download the from from the district's website .

Applications,  a letter of interest and resume must be delivered by 4 p.m. Sept. 15 to Alfredo Aguilar (

The Board of Education will review all applications submitted and interview legally qualified candidates at the public meeting on Sept. 21. Candidates will be advised of the interview schedule.

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