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...
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MKA turns final construction phase into learning experience

By Jaimie Julia Winters winters@montclairlocal.newsFor the past five months, the Montclair Kimberley Academy community has grown to include construction workers, bulldozers, engineers and lots of cones.The school’s Orange Road campus for pre-K through third-graders...

Montclair Education Association objects to student equity advocate presentation

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsMontclair Education Association members voiced objections to what they said is a lack of communication with teachers concerning students' allegations of discrimination, sexual harassment or academic sabotage.On Nov. 7, new student equity...

Montclair student equity advocate talks first months on job

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsJoseph Graham deals with students who say they are victims of racial discrimination, sexual harassment, academic sabotage, HIB (harassment, intimidation and bullying) denial and in student crises.Appointed as the Montclair the district’s...
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Montclair BOE sends Watchung HVAC contract back to drawing board

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsThe replacement of Watchung’s heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system may have run into another delay.The BOE approved a contract for the HVAC system upgrades in the school’s annex building on...

Montclair TURN collects diverse children’s books to give to schools

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsTeachers Undoing Racism Now (TURN) is a group of Montclair teachers working to promote equity and diversity in the schools, including adding new books to the schools’ libraries.This fall, the group assembled...

Revamped Montclair school website goes live

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsMontclair’s new school website officially went live on Thursday, Nov. 1.The district announced to parents that it would be switching platforms in an email Superintendent Kendra Johnson sent to parents on Oct....

Montclair Field Hockey: Mounties fight hard, fall just short in NJSIAA bid

by Andrew Gardagarda@montclairlocal.newsMORRISTOWN — All good things must eventually come to an end, and that’s what happened to an excellent Montclair Mounties field hockey team last Thursday in the 2018 NJSIAA North I, Group...

Montclair schools hold talk on discussing gender identity issues with kids

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsGender pronouns, the concept of gender fluidity and the need for inclusive spaces. Those were some of the topics covered at a special talk, held Monday night at Hillside School, for parents...

Another staircase closed at Montclair High School

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsA fifth staircase has been closed at Montclair High School due to potential structural issues.Superintendent Kendra Johnson sent an email to parents on Wednesday, Oct. 31, alerting them that stair tower 14...