New interim superintendent is ‘hitting the ground learning’

Nathan Parker is the third interim superintendent in 14 years in a school district aiming for stability in leadership and with a need to address racial disparities in student achievement gaps.
Cheryl Hopper

African American teachers file suit alleging discrimination

Six African American Montclair teachers have filed a suit against the Board of Education alleging they were discriminated against from teaching extra classes that would have resulted in extra wages.
Sergio Gonzalez

Sergio Gonzalez named as new Montclair Board of Education member

Sergio Gonzalez was announced as the newest member of the Montclair Board of Education on Monday, Aug. 26. He will finish Laura Hertzog's remaining term.

In brief: Backpack give away this weekend

Registration is ongoing for the Montclair Sentinels annual free school supplies event.

Two staircases, all floors accessible for Montclair High’s opening day

BY ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsMontclair High School will have at least two of its four staircases rebuilt in time for the start of the 2019-2020 school year.With the completion of the two staircases, students and staff...
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New interim superintendent named for Montclair schools

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsDr. Nathan Parker, former superintendent of Summit School District, has been named as Montclair’s new interim superintendent.Parker’s appointment was announced during a special board of education meeting at the George Inness Annex...
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Median salary for teachers declines in Montclair, data shows

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsMontclair’s median teacher pay of $73,194 was about $181 higher than the state average for the 2018-2019 school year, but lower than some of its neighboring districts in Essex County, according to...

Montclair’s new superintendent to be announced, Johnson to be honored

Montclair’s new interim superintendent of schools will be named at a special meeting planned for Thursday, Aug. 15. 
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Watchung HVAC units continue drawing noise complaints

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsThe noise from the new heating and air conditioning units at Watchung School are continuing to draw complaints from residents.In March, residents first complained about late night construction work surrounding the placement...

Superintendent search, BOE vacancy take center stage at forum

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsWith the Montclair School District soon without a superintendent, and one open seat on the Board of Education, Mayor Robert Jackson attended the Montclair NAACP’s education committee to speak about the district’s...