This Day In History: 1962-03-20
Double sessions at the Ramsey High School were averted when the Upper Saddle River School Board voted on Monday night to send its freshmen and sophomores to Mahwah High School in the Fall and Mahwah voted to accept the arrangement on Wednesday. Ramsey’s Board, who had actively sought the arrangement one Wednesday. Ramsey’s Board, who had actively sought the arrangement ratified it on Tuesday. The Mahwah Board voted to defer tuition increases for a year, to soften the financial burden on Upper Saddle River, although that Board had to assume higher transportation charges for its students. Mahwah welcomed the 176 new students since this would help to reduce the per pupil cost of debt service much more including public reaction which was considered extremely high by many local residents. About $200 per year for each High School student.