health

Montclair schools debate health waiver, bus aide cuts on eve of state budget address

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsThe Montclair School district is facing the prospect of having to fill a $1.5 million budget hole. During Monday’s meeting, the board discussed several possible ideas, none of them particularly desirable, for...

Gifted and talented program to come up for review in Montclair schools

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsIs Montclair’s gifted and talented program meeting the needs of students? Do all gifted students have a chance of getting into the program?The school district hopes to find these answers over the...

Lawsuit against Montclair BOE dropped

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsA Montclair resident has abandoned a lawsuit alleging the board of education did not adhere to proper procedure on advertising the meeting in which the board voted to appoint a new superintendent....

Montclair schools debate whether to allow homeschooled children to play sports

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsMontclair is debating whether to allow homeschooled children living in the district to play sports on a school-backed team.Currently, Montclair’s athletics participation policy does not allow homeschooled students to play sports in...
special education report

Threat of paraprofessional cuts worry parents

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsFamilies of students who have paraprofessionals as aides have been notified that the district could be moving from a one-to-one model to a shared model, Montclair school officials said. During budget discussions,...

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

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsWatchung 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...
special education report

Special education report sees rise in out-of-district-placements

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsAlthough the overall number of special education students dropped last school year, the district saw an increase in the number of students it sent out-of-district, and with it, an increase in money...
BOE

Montclair BOE releases more details of budget

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsThe Montclair Public Schools could be seeing some staff reductions in the 2017-2018 school year. The board of education presented some more  details of the preliminary budget during a workshop meeting Monday night...

Students, parents cry foul over MHS athletic director’s termination

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsThe reported termination of several district staff positions, including that of Montclair High School’s athletic director, brought a large crowd of upset parents, students and community members to Tuesday night’s Board of...

Montclair BOE holds one last meeting before first day of school

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsWednesday night’s board of education meeting, the last one before school started the next day, was a relatively short one.However, the board took a few minutes to wish the students and their...