Montclair reacts to new LGBTQ curriculum law

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsNew Jersey schools are now required to teach the contributions of LGBTQ people in history as part of their curriculum.Senator Teresa Ruiz, one of the sponsors of the law, said it is...

African American, Asian students on the decline in Montclair

 By Jaimie Julia Winters winters@montclairlocal.newsThe overall number of students listed as African American and Asian has declined in Montclair schools in recent years, while the white student population has remained consistent and the Hispanic student...

After-school safety in Montclair comes up for discussion

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsUpper Montclair is a favorite after-school hangout spot for generations of Montclair middle-school-age students, especially students from the nearby Buzz Aldrin Middle School and mostly on Fridays.A fight between two Buzz Aldrin...

Montclair Board of School Estimate talks capital projects, budget

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsMonday night’s Board of School Estimate meeting was dedicated to a review of Montclair’s pending capital projects, and a discussion of district goals as the schools prepare for the 2019-2020 budget process.As...

Montclair Community Pre-K releases playground design

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsConstruction of Montclair Community Pre-K’s “natural playground” is expected to begin in early summer.Upon completion it will contain six different zones with activity centers: an edible garden, a discovery garden, an exploration...
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Montclair school officials announce four options for graduation venues

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsMontclair High School officials and the BOE are weighing their options on graduation venues after not being able to utilize the amphitheater this year.The school’s usual venue will not be accessible since...

Human sexuality education classes offered for K-1st graders this spring

A sexuality education program for kindergarteners and first graders is planned for spring at Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Montclair on Church Street.

Montclair council approves $4.8 million bond for school repairs

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsMontclair’s township council has given its approval to a $4.8 million bond for capital projects in the schools.The projects were approved by the Board of School Estimate on Jan. 15, and the...

Montclair High School to make up lost days in March, May

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsMontclair High School students will have half days on March 1 and May 24, instead of full days off, to make up for two days lost in the beginning of the school...

Montclair High School, Catherine’s Closet seek donated prom dresses, accessories

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsFor some it’s a rite of passage, for others it’s something that’s become too costly to attend.Going to the prom has steadily gotten more expensive, according to a 2015 survey by Visa....