superintendent

Montclair releases names of superintendent finalists, talks Parkland and Pre-K

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsMontclair has announced the names of the three finalists in the running for the position of superintendent.Two of the candidates are from out of district: Rachel Goldberg, assistant superintendent for curriculum and...

Johnson’s first “listening session” opens up the floor to Montclair parents, staff

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsSpecial education, climate and diversity, gifted programs and the magnet program were just a few of the topics that parents talked about at Charles H. Bullock School Monday night.Superintendent Kendra Johnson was...
COVID-19

Heat wave causes early dismissal first day of school

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsStudents will be dismissed early their first day of school due to a heat wave. A heat advisory has been issued until 7 p.m., tonight, Sept. 6.At Wednesday night's BOE meeting, Superintendent...
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Another staircase closed at Montclair High School

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsA fifth staircase has been closed at Montclair High School due to potential structural issues.Superintendent Kendra Johnson sent an email to parents on Wednesday, Oct. 31, alerting them that stair tower 14...

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...

Montclair High School sees small uptick in substance abuse cases

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsMontclair High School saw an uptick in substance abuse cases between 2016-2017 and 2017-2018, according to the Department of Education.The number of cases at the high school was low however, compared to...
leave of absence

Montclair High School sees at least 17 staff take leave of absence in 2018-19

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsMontclair High School parents and students are reporting that a high number of teachers have been out on leave for extended periods this school year, in some cases without a dedicated substitute...
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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...
college report

College report reveals more applications, but fewer acceptances for Class of 2019

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsMontclair High School’s students are filing a greater number of college applications than in years past. And even though Montclair students’ GPA and SAT scores have risen, college acceptances have dropped.The Outcome...
residents stay home

COVID-19: Schools to close on March 13 for staff professional development

Montclair's schools will be closed for the day on Friday, March 13, so staff can be trained in online instruction in the event of a school closure related to COVID-19.