Washington Street YMCA memorial project takes another step forward

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsA memorial to Montclair’s former Washington Street YMCA is getting a little closer to reality.The YMCA was razed in 2005 to make way for Charles H. Bullock School, which opened in 2010.The...

Coding classes catch on with Montclair’s kids

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsWant to learn how to build a robot? Write a computer program? Or just want to play around with circuits?If you’re a student in the Montclair area, there’s likely a class on...
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Board of School Estimate approves 2017-18 budget

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.news Montclair has approved the 2017-2018 school budget, but with a few adjustments from the version approved by the Board of Education. The Board of School Estimate voted, 3-2, in favor of the $120...

Montclair BOE discusses assessment of special education program

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsA proposed resolution to do an assessment of Montclair's special education program was among the items brought up during a long, occasionally tense board of education meeting Wednesday night.In its current form,...
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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...

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...

Academy at Glenfield takes center stage at Montclair BOE meeting

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsGlenfield Middle School is the home of a pilot counseling program for students.The Academy at Glenfield started last school year, as an in-house program to help students address issues that they might...
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State requires Montclair schools to address chronic absenteeism

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsMontclair is getting stricter with student absenteeism.In a letter to parents, the district announced that Montclair was going to be adhering to attendance policies prescribed by the state of New Jersey.The district...
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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...

Fund balance sheet sheds light on Montclair schools’ finances

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsBudget planning season is under way in Montclair’s schools.At the Board of School Estimate meeting on Nov. 29, the board presented the fund balance sheet, which included numbers on revenues and expenses...