Stephanie Noda North Jersey Record Published 7:17 AM EST Dec 2, 2018 ORADELL — The borough's long quest for a change in the funding formula for its regional high school has hit a dead end in the courts. Now, officials are looking to the Legislature for relief. The state Supreme Court on Nov. 8 declined to hear its appeal in a legal battle with River Edge over what Oradell considers its excessive tax burden. “From a legal standpoint, we’ve run our course,” said Councilman Stephen Carnevale. Mayor Dianne Didio, however, said she plans to meet with state Sen. Stephen Sweeney on Nov. 28 for a roundtable discussion, where she will bring up the issue of school funding formulas. Oradell has been pushing for a decrease in the amount of money it contributes to the River Dell Regional School District, which it shares with River Edge. Oradell argues that it sends fewer students, but pays more in taxes. The borough would like to … [Read more...] about Oradell looking for legislative help for River Dell funding issue
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Greg Mattura North Jersey Record Published 10:59 PM EDT Sep 28, 2018 FRANKLIN LAKES – Ramapo went straight for the end zone on the first play of overtime and senior quarterback AJ Wingfield threw down the middle for a touchdown. Wingfield’s 25-yard touchdown pass to senior receiver Isaiah Savitt was the difference in the unbeaten Green Raiders’ raucous 42-35 victory over previously unbeaten River Dell on Friday night in the Super Football Conference. Ramapo sealed the victory with a goal-line stand, as Wingfield’s brother, Matt, teamed with fellow senior linebacker Anthony Sargenti to make a tackle for no gain on a fourth-and-goal at the 1-yard line. Ramapo tied the score at 35 with 1:35 left in the fourth after Wingfield tossed a 7-yard touchdown pass to Sargenti, then followed by tossing a two-point conversion pass to Savitt. Watch the game-winning goal-line stand, then continue reading below What it means Ramapo (5-0) should remain the top-ranked … [Read more...] about NJ football: Ramapo rallies to beat River Dell in overtime
Ron Fox Correspondent Published 1:11 p.m. UTC Jul 13, 2018 Nick Baranello's achievements in wrestling are many. His coaching résumé, however, is a bit light. Only five years after graduating from River Dell High School, the former 220-pound standout is now the school's head coach. He assures that, despite his youth, he is well-prepared for the task, mainly because he was coached by Mike Tota and served as Tota's assistant for three years. "Mike has been my mentor and he's my friend," the 23-year-old Baranello said recently. "I've learned everything from him." As for his meteoric rise in the coaching profession, he chuckled: "It's pretty cool." Tota said he felt it was time to step down and spend more time with his family. His son, Luke, is in middle school and does wrestle, but Tota said Luke prefers other sports, such as football, basketball, baseball and track. "I just want to spend more time with him," the outgoing coach emphasized. As for Baranello, Tota … [Read more...] about Nick Baranello succeeds Mike Tota as River Dell wrestling coach
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Subscribe Log In What happens to a rural town after it loses its only school? Arena, Wis., is about to find out. Isabelle Roske, 13, boarded a bus to get to her middle school in Spring Green, Wis., after dropping off her sister, Lola, at Arena Community Elementary School. Credit Alyssa Schukar for The New York Times Supported by ByJulie Bosman June 13, 2018 ARENA, Wis. — Ten-year-old Lola Roske grabbed her backpack and headed to elementary school for the last day of class, the final check on her to-do list before the unstructured bliss of summer. At drop-off, her mother, Kellie Roske, was determined not to linger. All around her, parents were hugging their children. Teachers were brushing away tears. “I surprisingly held it together,” said Ms. Roske, who for weeks had steeled herself for an “ugly-cry day.” Lola was among the last students to attend … [Read more...] about School’s Closed in Wisconsin. Forever.
Emma Kate Fittes IndyStar Published 12:30 p.m. UTC Jun 13, 2018 More than two weeks after a student opened fire in a Noblesville West Middle School classroom, the school board announced the district will work to improve students' safety. Few details of what happened inside the classroom on May 25, or what motivated the 13-year-old shooter, have been released. Since then, administrators have been wading through hundreds of calls and emails from parents and vendors with suggestions, said the district's director of safety, Mark Booth. Booth said he has not received one consistent opinion or idea for improving school safety, quoting one email that said metal detectors were necessary and another that said metal detectors should not be the answer. One sentiment he heard repeated from parents was that they "do not want our schools to be like prisons." A call for security: Noblesville parents wanted more security. Then a school shooting happened to them. How safe are … [Read more...] about Here are 3 big safety changes Noblesville will make after middle school shooting