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Glen Ridge May Make Schools Private

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If you thought secession was something that vanished with the Civil War, consider this: Glen Ridge is weighing a decision to secede from New Jersey’s public education system.

According to The Star Ledger, the Glen Ridge school board will discuss converting some or all of its schools to private schools when it goes on a retreat later this month. State law allows a switch if 51% of the teachers and parents OK it, but no school district has ever tried it.

Stay tuned.

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Virginia Citrano
Virginia Citranohttps://myveronanj.com
Virginia Citrano grew up in Verona. She moved away to write and edit for The Wall Street Journal’s European edition, Institutional Investor, Crain’s New York Business and Forbes.com. Since returning to Verona, she has volunteered for school, civic and religious groups, served nine years on the Verona Environmental Commission and is now part of Sustainable Verona. She co-founded MyVeronaNJ in 2009. You can reach Virginia at [email protected]

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