Montclair Child Development Center

Montclair Child Development Center marks 50 years of serving children, families

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsThe Montclair Child Development Center (MCDC) was officially designated as a Head Start center in 1969. Since that time, approximately 10,000 children have graduated from the facility.Today, the center has one of...
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Montclair schools get good score on special education compliance

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsMontclair received a perfect score on a special education compliance report from the New Jersey Department of Education.The report comes five years after Montclair and 75 other New Jersey districts were placed...
Montclair High School

School security officers file sexual harassment lawsuit

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsTwo Montclair High School female security officers have filed a lawsuit against the Montclair Board of Education, alleging sexual harassment and a hostile work environment by a security supervisor and other staff,...

Another stairwell closed for repairs at Montclair High School

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsA stairwell at Montclair High School was closed on Wednesday and Thursday for repairs, after some terrazzo tiles had come loose on one of the stairwells.The damage was cosmetic in nature, not...
staircase

In brief: Montclair High School stairs awaiting last inspection

Montclair High School’s ongoing staircase project is nearing completion, district officials said.Two staircases were completed at the start of this school year, but two interior staircases, adjacent to the lobby, are still under construction....
school salaries

District: School staff to receive full salaries on Oct. 31

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsThe district is on schedule to start awarding staff their full paychecks, reflecting the 2019-2020 salary amounts, starting on Oct. 31, said Interim Superintendent Nathan Parker.But it will take longer before the...

Montclair High School experiences shortage of teachers for Spanish, physics

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsMontclair High School is experiencing teacher shortages in at least two departments: Spanish and physics.Four Spanish classes have been affected by a shortage of full-time instructors, and parents have voiced frustration with...
mental health

Mental health to be added to New Jersey school curriculum

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsBeginning next school year, New Jersey schoolchildren will learn about topics like stress, anxiety, depression and self-esteem as part of their lessons.State legislators passed a law requiring schools to include mental health...
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District starts releasing updated salary numbers to school staff

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsThe Montclair schools are close to resolving a long-standing dispute over staff salaries and contracts.Staffers have been provided with their correct salaries, said Interim Superintendent Nathan Parker said.“We have distributed what we...
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Some teachers get two paychecks by mistake

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsSome of Montclair's teaching staff got two paychecks in their direct deposit this week.Beth Albert, Montclair Education Association communications chair, confirmed that some staff received two paychecks in their direct deposit, but...