Page 16 THE VILLADOM TIMES I • September 9, 2009 �������������������������� by John Koster The Wyckoff Board of Education has approved a $179,849 salary for Superintendent of Schools Dr. Janet Razze for the 2009-10 school year. Dr. Razze had been given a vote of no confidence by the majority of the Wyckoff Education Association toward the end of the 2008-09 school year at a meeting where some teachers criticized her for lack of communication and what they alleged was poor planning. Members of the Wyckoff Board of Education, however, supported her and Dr. Razze offered to meet with teachers to discuss any differences on a one-to-one basis. Those familiar with the situation said many of the teachers’ complaints against Dr. Razze could be traced to her implementation of cost-cutting measures approved by the Wyckoff Board of Education. Full-time teachers’ aides, who received benefits, were eliminated, while part-time teachers’ aides, who do not receive benefits, were retained, according to members of the Wyckoff Education Association who spoke at the meeting. The privatization of custodial services was also criticized by many WEA members and many parents and was postponed after one lengthy and contentious board of education meeting, then approved at a follow-up meeting. This measure was also pursued in an effort to control school spending. In other business, the board approved the hiring of two leave replacement teach- Wyckoff Sale Days! Sept. 10, 11, 12 Board approves $179,948 salary for superintendent ers, Jenny Lewis at a BA Step 3 at $46,855, and Kevin O’Keefe at a BA Step 1 salary of $45,855; and the hiring of five special education instructional aides, including Crystal Franco, Dana Lustig, Samantha Blanco-Galvin, Sandra Ramos, and Mary Ann Musto, at salaries of $21,496. The Wyckoff Republican League is hosting a wine tasting on Tuesday, Sept. 22 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Pane & Vino, 397 Franklin Avenue. Meet Republican township committee candidates Kevin Rooney Meet the candidates and Chris DePhillips. The cost is $35 per person. RSVP to wyckoffrepleague@aol. com or via mail to Wyckoff Republican League, P.O. Box 22, Wyckoff, NJ 07481. BEDFORD BASKET ������������������������������ ������������������������������������ �������������������������������������� � �������������������������� � ������������������������������������� � ��������������������������������� ����������������������� The speed limit signs say 35 mph. What does that really mean for drivers? As a driver, you are not always entitled to travel at 35 mph. Sound judgment should come into play, not the gas pedal, according to the Wyckoff Police Department. Drivers need to be aware of road conditions and other motorists on the road, especially when approaching intersections. Frequently, distracted drivers may slow down instead of stopping at an intersection, or they may disregard or not notice a stop sign and enter the roadway without looking. The law requires drivers, even motorists driving at the speed limit, to be prepared to slow down or stop. Title 39, the New Jersey Statute that regulates motor vehicle driving requires drivers to drive at an appropriate reduced speed when approaching an intersection and in multiple other situations. Police chief: Speed limits are not an entitlement Wyckoff Police Chief Benjamin C. Fox reminds motorists that the New Jersey State Law NJSA 39:4-98 requires every motorist to drive at an appropriate reduced speed when approaching or crossing an intersection, a railway grade crossing, curve, or crest of a hill. Motorists should also reduce their speed when traveling on any narrow or winding roadway; while driving on snow, ice, or wet pavement; when nearing pedestrians or bicyclists; and when approaching traffic or any other hazardous conditions. Chief Fox reminds motorists to watch for black ice when driving in the winter months. 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