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Public Attendance at a BOE Meeting

The maximum number of people who can attend a board of education meeting is twenty-five (25). This includes the Board of Education, Administration, and staff.


Public attendance at a board of education meeting will be handled in the following manner:

  • The board, administration, and staff will be deducted from the 25 person maximum capacity.
  • The remaining seats available will be displayed on the district's website for each meeting.
  • Any public member who wishes to attend in-person must complete the Request for In-Person Attendance form located on the district website by 12:00 pm on the day of a scheduled board meeting.
  • A lottery drawing will be held at 3:00 pm on the day of the scheduled board meeting of all the public parties interested in attending in-person who filled out a request prior to 12:00 pm.
  • The names chosen to attend in-person will be notified via email by 4:00 pm on the day of the scheduled board meeting.
  • Any public member interested in attending a board of education meeting in-person must fill out a "Request for In-Person Attendance" for every meeting they wish to attend.
  • The maximum attendance shall remain at twenty-five (25) until Governor Murphy changes Executive Order 173.

Please complete the form below to request permission to attend the Ridgewood Public Schools Board of Education Meeting in-person. There are currently TEN SEATS (10) available for the public lottery.
Please note you will receive an email response by 4 pm the day of the Board of Education Meeting approving or denying the request for in-person attendance depending on capacity limitations due to COVID-19.