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Office of the Superintendent
Dr. Daniel Fishbein is the superintendent of the Ridgewood Public Schools. The office of the superintendent is located on the third floor of the Education Center, 49 Cottage Place. 

Contact Dr. Fishbein at:   201-670-2700, ext. 10530

Administrative Assistant to the Superintendent:  Kathleen Kiedaisch
                                                                            201-670-2700, ext. 10530
                                                                             (Fax)  201-670-2668
Public Information Officer: Debra Anderson
                                          201-670-2700, ext. 10555

Mailing Address:  Ridgewood Public Schools
                            The Education Center
                            49 Cottage Place
                             Ridgewood, NJ  07451

Welcome to the Ridgewood Public Schools
A Message from the Superintendent

It is my pleasure to welcome you to the Ridgewood Public Schools. As the largest school system in Bergen County, the Ridgewood district comprises ten schools, including one housing our pre-k handicapped program; six elementary schools (K-5); two middle schools (6-8); and one high school (9-12). Of the districtís approximately 500 teachers and administrators, 65% have Masterís degrees and 5% hold doctorates.

Ridgewood Public Schools deliver a high quality education focusing on maximizing the potential of every learner. The district is continually recognized on state and national levels for school and individual achievements. Our students consistently score extremely well on state and national tests and above state and district factor groups. The districtís more than 5800 students all have an opportunity to succeed under the tutelage and guidance of a dedicated, professional faculty and administration. In addition, all students are taught in a technologically advanced setting and are provided with numerous opportunities to excel in the formal classroom and extracurricular activities, including the arts, athletics, student publications, and academic competitions.

The Ridgewood Public Schools district is governed by a five-member Board of Education. Members are elected to rotating three-year terms by the voting public.

Read Dr. Fishbein's November Column: The Superintendent Assigns Homework

Click here to read Dr. Fishbein's monthly column for The Ridgewood News, which appeared on November 27, 2015.
Hot Off the Press: rps.eNews 11.17.15
rps.eNews is the district's electronic newsletter that is e-mailed approximately twice a month, following Board of Education meetings. It contains news of the Board, events of interest to the RPS community, student and teacher honors and awards, and notices of upcoming village-wide activities.

Click here to read the November 17, 2015 issue.

11.23.15:Update on BOE / REA Contract Negotiations
Click here to read a Letter to the Editor of The Ridgewood News, which was published on November 20, 2015.

Click here to read a November 2, 2015 statement by the Ridgewood Board of Education entitled, " Negotiations Status Report."

Click here to read a letter to the editor of The Ridgewood News regarding health care costs, which appeared on October 16, 2015.

Click here to read a September 25, 2015 letter to the editor of The Ridgewood News, regarding talking points made by the REA president on September 21.2015.

Click here to read a letter to parents and guardians from Dr. Fishbein dated September 11, 2015.

Click here to read a July 23, 2015 statement released by the Ridgewood Board of Education on the status of negotiations with the Ridgewood Education Association.
Community Outreach Series Focuses on Well-being: Next is Leadership Talk on November 10
Next up is "Raising Responsible Leaders" by author John Jay Bonstingl. This program will take place on Tuesday, November 10 from 7-9 p.m. in the Benjamin Franklin Middle School Auditorium.

The 2015-2016 parent/peers series consists of eight engaging presentations throughout the school year. Co-sponsored by The Valley Hospital, with support from The Foundation, adults are invited to attend these programs on creating balance in children's lives.

Click here for the November 10 program flyer.
Click here for details on the series.
Click here for the series flyer.

Contact Us
+ Dr. Daniel Fishbein, Superintendent of Schools
+ Ms. Debra Anderson, Public Information Officer
+ Ms. Kathleen Kiedaisch, Administrative Assistant to the Superintendent
Click on name to see details.
Superintendent's Pages
This folder contains Board and District goals for the current and prior school years, and reports relating to the achievement of those goals.
Archives of regular and special public meetings of the Ridgewood Board of Education
Superintendent's File Cabinet
 Board of Education Meeting Agendas
Agendas for the Board of Education meetings for the 2008-2009 school year through the present.
 Board of Education Meeting Minutes
Minutes of Board of Education meetings for the 2008-2009 school year through the present.
 Board of Education Meeting Webcasts
Links to Web casts of Board of Education meetings from January 28, 2008 to July 20, 2009. Also included are links to special events: Teacher Recognition ceremony 2010 and forum on "Preparing Our Students to be Leaders of Tomorrow."
 District Calendars
The 2015-2016 School Calendar and official list of religious holidays for 2015-2016. The 2016-2017 School Calendar.
 Legislative Matters
Correspondence, resolutions and other materials relating to the state education scene.
 Strategic/Community Planning
District/Community Planning Goals and action plans and programs.
 Superintendent's Corner Columns
Dr. Fishbein is a regular contributor to "The Ridgewood News," writing a monthly column called "The Superintendent's Corner." This folder contains Dr. Fishbein's archived columns.
 Superintendent's Correspondence
Letters to Ridgewood Public Schools parents/guardians and staff, and Letters to the Editor.
 Superintendent's Remarks
Speeches and other formal remarks

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