health

Montclair schools debate health waiver, bus aide cuts on eve of state budget address

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsThe Montclair School district is facing the prospect of having to fill a $1.5 million budget hole. During Monday’s meeting, the board discussed several possible ideas, none of them particularly desirable, for...

Gifted and talented program to come up for review in Montclair schools

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsIs Montclair’s gifted and talented program meeting the needs of students? Do all gifted students have a chance of getting into the program?The school district hopes to find these answers over the...

Lawsuit against Montclair BOE dropped

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsA Montclair resident has abandoned a lawsuit alleging the board of education did not adhere to proper procedure on advertising the meeting in which the board voted to appoint a new superintendent....

Montclair schools debate whether to allow homeschooled children to play sports

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsMontclair is debating whether to allow homeschooled children living in the district to play sports on a school-backed team.Currently, Montclair’s athletics participation policy does not allow homeschooled students to play sports in...
BOE

Montclair BOE releases more details of budget

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsThe Montclair Public Schools could be seeing some staff reductions in the 2017-2018 school year. The board of education presented some more  details of the preliminary budget during a workshop meeting Monday night...

Students, parents cry foul over MHS athletic director’s termination

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsThe reported termination of several district staff positions, including that of Montclair High School’s athletic director, brought a large crowd of upset parents, students and community members to Tuesday night’s Board of...

Montclair BOE holds one last meeting before first day of school

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsWednesday night’s board of education meeting, the last one before school started the next day, was a relatively short one.However, the board took a few minutes to wish the students and their...
BOE

State releases school performance reports for Montclair, other districts

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsThe state has released school performance reports for New Jersey’s school districts, including Montclair.On the assessments, schools were graded in three areas: English, math and chronic absenteeism. In each area, schools are...
BOE

Montclair starts update on achievement gap with new data

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsMontclair wants to update its achievement gap advisory study done in 2015 by gathering more detailed and up-to-date data.Three years ago, the Achievement Gap Advisory Panel had found discrepancies between white students...
BOE

Montclair schools set out road map from listening sessions

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsDuring Monday night's BOE meeting at the George Inness Annex, Superintendent Kendra Johnson laid out a proposed road map for the district after months of listening sessions with parents and staff.Earlier this...