Discussion continues over suspensions and equity in Montclair schools

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.news The Montclair schools’ suspension report and the apparent likelihood of students of color being more likely than their peers to be suspended were the focus of the Jan. 10 board of education...
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Kendra Johnson named full-time Montclair schools superintendent

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.news Kendra Johnson has been named Montclair’s new schools superintendent. The board voted on April 11 to retain Johnson for the position open since 2015 during a special meeting of the board of education...
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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.

Architects recommend upgrades to Montclair school playgrounds

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.news Montclair’s elementary school playgrounds are in need of repairs or replacement, according to a capital projects list by architects from the firm of Parette Somjen. The capital projects list recommends replacing the playground...
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MKA unveils its new green roof

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.news Montclair Kimberley Academy had the grand opening of its new green roof just in time for Earth Day. The school held an opening reception on Tuesday for members of the media and the...

Superintendent search takes center stage at BOE meeting

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.news The search for a permanent superintendent continues, but two of the positions that had long been open have been filled. The Board of Education discussed both the superintendent search and the new hires...
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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....
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Montclair announces details of superintendent forum

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.news The Montclair school community will get to meet some of the people who are vying for the job of schools superintendent. The district will hold a forum with three of the candidates on...
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Saying no thank you to straws in Montclair is spreading

By Tara Kolton for Montclair Local Word is continuing to spread around Montclair that straws truly suck for the environment. A program to reduce the use of non-reusable plastics throughout the community is gaining momentum. A group...

PHOTOS: First day of school in Montclair

Sept. 6 was the first day of school in Montclair.