In brief: Montclair Community Pre-K to dedicate new playground Oct. 19

 The Montclair Community Pre-K will hold a dedication ceremony for its new Discovery Playground and Gardens on Saturday, Oct. 19 at 11 a.m.Among those present will be Mayor Robert Jackson, Board of Education President...
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Montclair schools hire new interim HR director, elementary education director

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsMontclair School District has hired a new interim director of personnel and an interim director for elementary education.  The hirings were announced at the Wednesday, Oct. 2, board of education meeting.Paul Arilotta, a...

After early Bible discovery, MSU English professor garners Genius Grant

Editor’s Note: The following was submitted by Montclair State University. Jeffrey Alan Miller, Associate Professor of English at Montclair State University, is among the 2019 MacArthur Fellows, recipients of the prestigious award commonly (but unofficially)...
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Teachers want answers to delay in pay raises, problems with new contract

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsTeachers claim their new contract documents received in August contain inaccurate numbers, missing stipends and other incorrect data. Some say they opened their documents to discover someone else’s paperwork inside. Worse is...
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Renaissance bus schedule mishaps anger parents

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsThe buses that serve Renaissance Middle School are not arriving or departing on schedule, and are not following assigned routes, parents said last week.Buses were arriving at Renaissance at 9:30 a.m., well...

Lunch debt continues to rise in Montclair schools

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsStudent lunch debt continues to rise in Montclair, last year to the tune of 30 percent.Montclair’s students had almost $130,000 accrued for unpaid lunches, as well as breakfasts, at the end of...

How Montclair school buses stack up for safety

It takes 90 buses a day, $7 million a year and 180 safety inspections to get students to school by bus each day in Montclair.
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Payroll error results in lower paychecks for Montclair school staff

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsA payroll issue resulted in Montclair public school teachers receiving less than their full paycheck during the first week of school.Teachers received their first pay stubs of the school year Friday, Sept....

Teacher files lawsuit against Montclair BOE alleging discrimination

Montclair High School teacher Kenneth Schnitzer is suing the Montclair Board of Education, alleging discrimination as a white Jewish male in his attempts to be promoted to an administrative position.
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Petition calls for later school start times in Montclair

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsA Montclair parent has started a petition urging the school district to consider later start times for Montclair’s schools.The petition comes just as New Jersey is launching a pilot program for schools...