Bullying in Montclair’s schools, by the numbers

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.news Montclair saw 16 confirmed cases of bullying, and 49 alleged cases, during the first half of the 2018-2019 school year, up nine from the previous and more than tripling from 2016-2017. The numbers...

UPDATE: Officials announce students can stay at MHS, but petition tries to stop postponement...

By JAIMIE JULIA WINTERS winters@montclairlocal.news The high school will remain open through the end of the year, district officials announced Tuesday, May 7. But the bidding process to fix the stairwells will have to start over...

Safety threat reported at Montclair High School

By ERIN ROLL roll@montlairlocal.news An unspecified safety threat was reported at Montclair High School Tuesday morning. In a letter sent to Montclair High School parents, Principal Anthony Grosso said students at the high school learned of a...

Mental health fellowship launched in memory of MHS grad

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.news Jared Zimmerman’s family and friends remember him as an adventurer who once convinced his siblings to go with him on a midnight hike on a family vacation, and who always had throngs...
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News in brief: School community forum on May 8

The Montclair Board of Education will hold a Community Forum on May 8, at 6:30 p.m. at Charles H. Bullock School. The public forum will offer families and community members the chance to listen...

Montclair looks at possible delay to MHS staircase work

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.news District officials are discussing with contractors the possibility of delaying the asbestos removal that will close the high school on May 20. But BOE President Laura Hertzog cautioned that it might not...

Watchung Field work won’t happen this summer, BOE says

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.news Watchung Field’s long-anticipated overhaul has been postponed. Due to incomplete paperwork, district officials rejected the only bid received for the Watchung Field construction and expansion. The announcement that construction would not occur over the...

Joe Kavesh loses BOE seat

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.news BOE Vice President Joe Kavesh will not return to the Montclair Board of Education this month, following the end of his current term. At his final meeting, Kavesh was honored by his board...

Watchung HVAC, construction noise generate complaints from neighbors

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.news The installation of a new heating and air conditioning system at Watchung School has generated complaints from residents on nearby Frederick Street. Neighbors have approached school and town officials about after-hours construction, which...