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.
Montclair School District's special needs students were to return to class on Oct. 15, ABA teachers and staff chose to stay remote.
The petition to put rent control up for a referendum vote has been deemed insufficient by the Montclair Township Clerk.
Cases of COVID-19 throughout the state have continued to break over 900, with officials reporting 973 new cases today.
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.
“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.”
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.
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.