Breakout game catching on among Montclair middle school classes

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.news A group of students at Buzz Aldrin are learning to think outside the box. Actually, they are learning how to break into the box. Shivan Persad and Jacqueline Brower, teachers at Buzz Aldrin Middle...
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Report: Montclair’s schools reflect community diversity

By Jaimie Julia Winters winters@montclairlocal.news In 1977, the Montclair school district moved away from the neighborhood school model and instead chose the choice system. Forty-one years later, the district is being lauded for its diversity among...

Photos: Montclair High School All Class Reunion

The Montclair High School All Class Reunion was held on Saturday, July 21, in Montclair’s Nishuane Park. 

Montclair schools calendar revised for Election Day, graduation

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.news Montclair’s schools will be operating under a different calendar as Montclair High School deals with two lost days from the Sept. 7 staircase collapse, and prepares for potential snow days. Two changes have...

Teachers honored at BOE meeting

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.news The 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...

Montclair parents report being charged for school lunches their children didn’t buy

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.news The Montclair Public Schools’ central office claims that the school district has a six-figure lunch balance deficit. But many parents say that the balance is inflated because families are being repeatedly billed for...

Montclair schools hold think tank to discuss health and sex education curriculum

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.news How should Montclair be teaching its students about health and sexuality? The school district is in the process of overhauling its curriculum for health and sexual education. As part of that process, the...
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Montclair schools debate health waiver, bus aide cuts on eve of state budget address

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.news The 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.news Is 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.news A 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....