mental health

Mental health to be added to New Jersey school curriculum

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsBeginning next school year, New Jersey schoolchildren will learn about topics like stress, anxiety, depression and self-esteem as part of their lessons.State legislators passed a law requiring schools to include mental health...

Mayor reappoints two school board members

Montclair Mayor Robert Jackson has reappointed Anne Mernin and Jessica DeKoninck to the Township Board of Education.“I believe that their experience and perspectives will be invaluable in the search for the next superintendent,” Jackson said...

Montclair family prepares for global “world-schooling” trip

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsThere are some things that have to be done before setting out on a road trip: put holds on the newspaper and mail deliveries, ask the neighbors to water the plants and...

Woodman Field Bleachers reopened

The bleachers at Woodman Field should be welcoming fans by the next Montclair High School football home game.

Montclair hopes for more one-to-one laptop use in schools

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsMontclair hopes to one day outfit every student in the district with a school-issued laptop for classroom work and homework, starting in fifth grade.That was one of the ongoing projects discussed during...

Montclair starts update on achievement gap with new data

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsMontclair wants to update its achievement gap advisory study done in 2015 by gathering more detailed and up-to-date data.Three years ago, the Achievement Gap Advisory Panel had found discrepancies between white students...

Student ID bill signed into law

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsNew Jersey has passed a law that would allow school districts to require students to carry their IDs with them at all times while traveling to school-sponsored events. School officials will also...

Montclair schools add Juneteenth holiday to school calendar

Juneteenth will now be an official holiday on the Montclair school calendar, and Oct. 12 will be marked on the school calendar as Indigenous Peoples Day rather than Columbus Day. 
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Montclair schools begin preparations for possible coronavirus outbreak

Montclair schools have been instructed by the state Department of Education to develop a preparedness plan to deal with a possible outbreak of the novel coronavirus COVID-19.

Payroll error results in lower paychecks for Montclair school staff

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsA payroll issue resulted in Montclair public school teachers receiving less than their full paycheck during the first week of school.Teachers received their first pay stubs of the school year Friday, Sept....