NJ school district receives pushback on end to deliveries

Ridgewood school district's superintendent ended outside vendor lunch deliveries on Jan. 13.

Jan. 17—A non-compete clause in the Ridgewood school district's contract with its food-service provider took the spotlight at Monday's Board of Education (BOE) meeting, where several parents and business owners voiced disapproval with the superintendent's recent decision to discontinue outside vendor lunch deliveries.

Superintendent Daniel Fishbein's letter to parents about last week's decision listed concerns about delivery people who are strangers, illegal parking and administrative time spent sorting out the lunches, but the non-compete clause was not mentioned in the letter. Several residents and local business owners brought up the non-compete clause on Jan 13.