In the spring of 2019, the Ridgewood Public Schools launched the strategic planning initiative with facilitators from TMI Education. Organized by a 16 member Strategic Planning Committee, the process began by gathering data, establishing a timeline, and seeking input from a wide range of members from the community. This diverse group of stakeholders, including parents, students, teachers, administrators, Board of Education members, village officials, and local organization representatives, were invited to attend an Information Session to learn about the goals and expectations of the Strategic Planning Council. The 64 member council engaged in three evening sessions to thoroughly examine the district's practices in the areas of learning, teaching, culture, community, and governance and to identify skills that our students must have to be successful in the future. Through the contributions of the council members and the guidance of the steering committee, a framework for the strategic plan was established, and the steering committee determined specific objectives and "Habits of Learning" that contribute to the ultimate goal of fostering Lifelong Learning in our students.
The Ridgewood Public Schools, committed to a tradition of excellence and innovation, in partnership with the community, provide a rich and challenging learning environment, enabling students to maximize their unique potential to become lifelong learners and productive, responsible citizens.
Beliefs & Practices of the Ridgewood Public Schools:
Building a Common Understanding of our Vision
The Beliefs and Practices of the Ridgewood Public Schools serve as the foundation for Vision 2024. This document is being utilized by all of our teachers, as they further explore where we are now and how we can achieve the goals of the strategic plan to best meet the needs of our students.