MHS students present BOE with list of concerns, suggestions for class offerings

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.news Montclair High School needs to better publicize its academic courses, some of its students say. But the school also needs to teach practical, life-based skills, like balancing a checkbook, figuring out car insurance...
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Montclair gets status update on school lunch service

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.news Montclair students have many choices for lunch including burgers with a choice of toppings, roasted vegetable paninis and black bean burgers, a nacho bar, a deli station, fruits and veggie bar and...
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New board member on BOE

Priscilla Church is the BOE’s newest member.

Montclair BOE: Don’t expect new superintendent until January

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.news The Montclair school district may not be getting a new superintendent until January at the earliest. That’s the latest prediction from the Board of Education. At its June 7 meeting, the board gave the...
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BOE asks parents to weigh in on homework policy

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.news Montclair is taking a look at a first draft of a districtwide homework policy this summer, and wants parents to weigh in on the subject. The Board of Education has posted a sample...

Eric LeGrand speaks to Buzz Aldrin students in Montclair

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.news “My name is Eric LeGrand, and I truly believe I will walk again,” the Rutgers football star told a sea of red T-shirts and football jerseys in the Buzz Aldrin Middle School...

Fund balance sheet sheds light on Montclair schools’ finances

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.news Budget planning season is under way in Montclair’s schools. At the Board of School Estimate meeting on Nov. 29, the board presented the fund balance sheet, which included numbers on revenues and expenses...
Black Student Union

Rejuvenated Black Student Union a positive force at Montclair High

By Jaimie Julia Winters winters@montclairlocal.news Behind the harmony that seemingly exists between black and white students at Montclair High School, being black can still be lonely. No one wants to be the only black girl in a...

Stairwell collapses at Montclair High School

A stairwell partially collapsed at Montclair High School Friday morning, according to Acting Principal Terry Trigg-Scales.
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Staff cuts criticized at Board of School Estimate meeting

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.news Personnel cuts were on the minds of many audience members as the Board of School Estimate took a first look at the 2017-2018 Montclair public schools’ budget. The budget went before the Board...