Montclair Board of School Estimate gives green light to Fortunato, Woodman

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.news The Montclair Board of School Estimate has given the go-ahead to three capital projects, including upgrades to two of Montclair's athletic fields. During its Wednesday, Jan. 31 meeting at the George Inness Annex,...

Montclair BOE welcomes Johnson, pays tribute to Pinsak

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.news The Montclair Board of Education welcomed Kendra Johnson as the district's new superintendent Monday night, while paying tribute to outgoing interim superintendent Barbara Pinsak. Pinsak will step down as interim superintendent on May...

MKA hopes for new primary school cafetorium, parking spaces

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.news Montclair 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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Montclair schools unveil draft form of sex education curriculum

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.news Montclair’s schools have unveiled a draft version of a family life and sexuality curriculum that will be implemented on a trial basis this fall. Parents have been petitioning for an updated sex education...

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...
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Montclair BOE introduces superintendent candidates at forum

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.news The Montclair school community got a chance to meet the three people vying to become the district’s next superintendent Monday night. The district held a forum with the three candidates in the Montclair...
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Approaching graduation revives debate about Montclair amphitheater

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.news The long-standing tradition of holding Montclair’s graduation at the school’s stone amphitheater may have outgrown its time. Some parents say it is time to move it to a larger venue, while others...

Fidget spinners popular in Montclair, but one school bans them

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.news Spinners have come to Montclair, and at least one school in town has already banned them. The miniature three-pronged metal and plastic toys — originally marketed as helpers for children with anxiety and...

Montclair community responds to news of teacher recalls

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.news Montclair will be bringing back some of the teaching staff that were facing layoffs because of the budget cuts. Last week, the district announced a recall of some of the teachers and paraprofessionals...

Montclair schools start reviewing $20 million list of capital projects

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.news Montclair is facing the prospect of $65 million in capital repairs over the next several years, at the suggestion of the school district’s architects of record. That includes $20 million in repairs...