Montclair student equity advocate

Student equity advocate role gets different job title

At the Oct. 7 Board of Education meeting, Superintendent Jonathan Ponds announced that the student equity advocate will be known as the student and family coordinator. The revised job description was approved at that same meeting.

Concerned with student health and safety ABA teachers, paras choose remote option

Montclair School District's special needs students were to return to class on Oct. 15, ABA teachers and staff chose to stay remote.

Rent control petition found insufficient by township clerk

The petition to put rent control up for a referendum vote has been deemed insufficient by the Montclair Township Clerk.

COVID-19: Numbers climb in Montclair, shut-off moratorium extended, more unemployed

Cases of COVID-19 throughout the state have continued to break over 900, with officials reporting 973 new cases today. 

Activism: Moms take to the streets

Across the nation and here in Montclair, moms are protesting and taking to the streets for political issues they care about.
special education

Schools open in-person learning for some special education students

Some families of special education students have said that their children have not been doing well, academically or socially, with distance learning. Students who usually receive in-person services such as physical or occupational therapy cannot meet with therapists in person, while paraprofessionals who usually work with a child in person have to conduct one-to-one sessions electronically. 

Parents call for resumption of some in-person learning at rally

“I’m here because I want my daughter to be in the classroom,” said Georgia Kral, whose eldest daughter started kindergarten at Edgemont this year. “If it’s safe to go on a hybrid schedule, I would love to make it happen.” 
second wave

COVID-19: New Jersey fears second wave as cases continue to rise

Ed Lifshitz, director of communicable disease services for the state, said the numbers are not higher than anticipated, but are still a cause for concern. Overall, he said, the cases are spreading in many different places. 
Cuban Pete's

Cuban Pete’s agrees to comply with executive orders to avoid closure

The restaurant was cited for violating state executive orders against indoor dining on three occasions on Aug. 7, Aug. 23 and Oct. 4. In August, prior to the state allowing indoor dining, police and Montclair Health Department officials were called to the restaurant for reports of patrons dining inside the restaurant. 

In Brief: Free flu shots at MSU this week

MSU is again offering free flu shots Oct. 14 and 15.