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Montclair Board of School Estimate talks facilities, budget process

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.news Montclair's schools have at least $20 million in "priority" capital improvements and repairs that ought to be accomplished over the next several years, according to a report compiled by the district's architects. Facilities...

Montclair BOE finally approves posting of job for student equity advocate role

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.news The student advocate position took center stage at Monday night’s board of education meeting. And the discussion, both between board members and the public, got rather tense at times. The Montclair BOE...

Group hopes to install memorial to Montclair’s Washington Street YMCA

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.news For many years in Montclair, there was a place on Washington Street that was very special to Montclair’s children and young adults, especially children and young adults of color. The Washington Street YMCA,...

New Lacordaire Academy headmaster enjoying opportunity to grow

By STEFANIE SEARS for Montclair Local Dr. William Hambleton has had plenty of experience with Catholic schools. He has been head of school at La Salle Academy and School of the Holy Child, both in New...

Montclair BOE talks special education, superintendent search

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.news Montclair is hoping to do a review of its special education program starting next year. The logistics of how to get that review going were discussed at last week’s BOE meeting. At issue was...

Academy at Glenfield takes center stage at Montclair BOE meeting

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.news Glenfield Middle School is the home of a pilot counseling program for students. The Academy at Glenfield started last school year, as an in-house program to help students address issues that they might...

Montclair classrooms invest in “flexible seating”

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.news Imagine being a student going into the classroom. But instead of only rows of identical desks, there may be a high desk that you can stand at, with a special hinged bar that...

Five arrested following weapons incident at Montclair High School

Five people were arrested following a trespassing incident involving weapons at Montclair High School Monday afternoon. Two juveniles - a 16-year-old girl and a 17-year-old boy, both from Newark - were charged with defiant trespass....

Montclair schools, township hold panel talk on education budget process

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.news The Montclair Board of Education, in partnership with state and township elected officials, conducted a panel talk on the school budget process at Trinity Presbyterian Church Monday night. The panelists included State Sen....

Montclair schools to take second look at student advocate position

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.news The Montclair school district said during a recent Board of Education meeting that it wouldn’t be able to hire a student advocate for the 2017-2018 school year. But after last Thursday night’s Civil...

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