capital projects

Watchung HVAC repairs delayed after schools put project back up for bid

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.news It could be winter before work officially starts on the overhaul of Watchung School’s HVAC system. The Board of Education rejected the only bid that had been submitted on a new heating, ventilation...

Montclair schools gives green light to grant manager job description

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.news The district is looking to hire a grant writer. Under the terms of the job description, the grant manager will work with the board of education on identifying grants the district can apply...
civil rights

Montclair schools get a little more in state aid

The district is on track to receive $7,428,526 in state aid for the next school year.
new principals

Four schools to get new principals

The district sent a letter to parents this week announcing staff and administrative changes at Renaissance Middle School, Glenfield Middle School, Watchung Elementary and Hillside Elementary.
PARCC

Montclair reacts to PARCC changes

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.news New Jersey has plans to start scaling back PARCC tests in schools. The state announced the first phases of a gradual plan to start scaling back the statewide assessment tests - which have...
BOE

Montclair schools set out road map from listening sessions

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.news During 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...
lunch debt

Students owe $100K in unpaid lunches

Montclair’s students finished off the school year with somewhat less lunch debt than they had last year. But  that decrease isn’t a big one.

Montclair 150: How Montclair’s schools came to be

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.news Few institutions have been as important to the life of Montclair as its schools. The last 150 years have seen Montclair’s schools change from a collection of modest school houses serving local farming...

Bleachers meet with mixed reviews at MHS graduation

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.news Montclair High School’s solution to the seating shortage for graduation — to set up bleachers outside the amphitheater on Park Street — appears to have been met with mixed reactions from some...

PHOTOS: Graduation night for Montclair High’s class of 2018

Montclair High School held its 151st commencement ceremony Thursday night, June 21, at the MHS amphitheater on Park Street. The school's Class of 2018, more than 500 students strong and joined by friends and...