Teachers honored at BOE meeting

By ERIN ROLLroll@montclairlocal.newsThe Montclair school district paid tribute to 16 teachers and staff at last Wednesday evening’s board of education meeting.The staff members had all been selected to receive the Governor’s Educator of the...
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BOE takes a look at homework policy draft

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsMontclair’s Board of Education took another look at what could become the district’s new homework policy.The board presented a draft version of the homework policy, which has been under review by its...

Sex ed talk takes center stage at BOE meeting

 By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsThe controversy over an abstinence-leaning sexual health presentation for middle school students continued at the May 3 Board of Education meeting, in which voices remained calm but feelings ran high.Representatives from the First Choice...

Montclair mourns passing of interim special services director

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsThe Montclair school district is mourning the loss of one of its administrators. Ted Kozlik, the district’s interim director of special services, died on Wednesday at the age of 72.“We are extremely saddened...

Sex education talk raises concerns among Glenfield parents

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsA planned talk at Glenfield Middle School about sex and puberty was canceled after parents protested over what were perceived to be abstinence-only leanings by the presenting group.It was reported that the...

MKA gets OK for new tennis courts, Plymouth St. multifamily put off

By LINDA MOSS moss@montclairlocal.newsMontclair Kimberley Academy last week won zoning approval to replace its six tennis courts with five new ones, but a developer was sent back to the drawing board over his plan to...
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Where do the schools stand on progress with equity issues?

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsTwo years ago, the Montclair public school district assembled an advisory panel to discuss how the schools were doing on equity and diversity issues. Now the schools are doing a status check to...

MKA hopes for new primary school cafetorium, parking spaces

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsMontclair Kimberley Academy is hoping to embark on a construction project over the next year. The school wants to build a new cafetorium, as well as additional parking space, at its Brookside campus...
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MKA unveils its new green roof

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsMontclair Kimberley Academy had the grand opening of its new green roof just in time for Earth Day. The school held an opening reception on Tuesday for members of the media and the...
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MHS students present recommendations on homework

by ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsMontclair’s Board of Education took a look at its homework policy during an April 12 meeting that lasted nearly four hours. The homework policy included a presentation by seven students from Montclair High...