Phillips discusses social-emotional learning, character building in curriculum

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — Glen Ridge Superintendent of Schools Dirk Phillips outlined the student development curriculum the schools are implementing in the district’s five schools at the April 5 Board of Education meeting, talking about how social-emotional learning and character education go hand in hand with academics. “We talk about academics, but it’s just as […]

Glen Ridge BOE hears presentation on budget with 2-percent tax increase

Glen Ridge BOE hears presentation on budget with 2-percent tax increase

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — Glen Ridge School District business administrator Barbara Murphy presented the district’s preliminary 2021-2022 budget at the March 15 Board of Education meeting, beginning the process of putting the $35,811,254 budget in place. The tax levy will increase by 2 percent, which is lower than the 2020-2021 budget’s increase of 3.16 percent. […]

Murphy expands vaccine eligibility to include teachers, transportation workers, others

Murphy expands vaccine eligibility to include teachers, transportation workers, others

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy announced on March 1 the expansion of eligibility for more front-line essential workers and high-risk groups in New Jersey’s COVID-19 vaccination program. Eligible groups include educators and staff in pre-K through 12th-grade settings, childcare workers, and transportation workers, among others. “Our administration has built the infrastructure — including […]

So far so good, reports superintendent

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — Glen Ridge School District Superintendent Dirk Phillips updated the Glen Ridge Board of Education on the district’s reopening at the board’s Sept. 21 meeting, saying that having students in the school buildings on a rotating schedule several days a week has worked so far. “It’s been great to have students and […]