Watchung playground must be addressed before field work starts, BOE says

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsThe fate of the Watchung school playground is still up in the air as the Montclair School District begins the bidding process for the neighboring Watchung Field overhaul and expansion.Plans call for...

Staircase rebuilding timeline released for Montclair High School

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsMontclair is now accepting a second round of bids for the staircase repair project at Montclair High School.The bidding process officially opened on April 3, and the board expects to award the...
Midterms

Montclair schools to open on Election Day, according to calendar

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsMontclair’s schools may be open on Election Day 2019, but with extra security in place at the schools doubling as polling places.The Board of Education unveiled the expected calendar for the 2019-2020...

PARCC test replaced by NJSLA for spring testing

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsMontclair students won’t be taking the PARCC tests this spring.Instead, students will be taking a revised version of the PARCC test: the New Jersey Student Learning Assessments (NJSLA).The NJSLA tests are in...

Montclair High School performance report shows gains, losses

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsMontclair High School backslid on some of its academic assessments over the past two school years, and on its absenteeism rate. But its high school graduation rate has improved slightly.Those were some...

Montclair 2019-2020 school budget approved

BY ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsThe Montclair school district's $128,320,769 budget for the 2019-2020 school year has been approved.The vote took place during a meeting of the Board of School Estimate at the George Inness Annex Thursday, April...

Parents ask Montclair schools to consider later start times

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsMontclair’s middle and high school students have to get up early in the morning in order to be on time for school, which opens at 7:50 a.m.But some parents in Montclair are...

Montclair parents debate appointed vs. elected school board

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsMontclair is one of 11 school districts in New Jersey in which the board of education is appointed by the mayor, rather than elected. And a debate is ensuing among some Montclair...

Montclair school budget vote scheduled for April 4

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsThe Montclair Board of Education is expected to vote on the district's $128,320,769 million budget on Thursday, April 4.At a Monday, April 1, meeting, officials announced that the district will get a...
Dance Company

Dance for PE credit may continue at Montclair High School

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsMontclair School district has made a deal with the New Jersey Department of Education to allow dance students to still receive physical education credit if they had been enrolled in dance instead...