Montclair schools start reviewing $20 million list of capital projects

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsMontclair is facing the prospect of $65 million in capital repairs over the next several years, at the suggestion of the school district’s architects of record. That includes $20 million in repairs...

Montclair schools to get slight increase in state aid

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsMontclair Public Schools will get a bit more state aid for 2017-18 than last year, but not much.On Friday, July 14, the state Department of Education released revised state aid numbers to...
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Third case of whooping cough identified at Montclair High School

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsA total of three people at Montclair High School are reported to have tested positive for pertussis, or whooping cough.Katya Wowk, the township communications director, said Wednesday that a third case at...

Montclair BOE approves contracts for Fortunato Field upgrades

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsThe district approved a construction contract for Fortunato Field during Monday night’s BOE meeting, but only after a prolonged discussion among board members about whether its infill choice for the field was...
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Approaching graduation revives debate about Montclair amphitheater

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsThe long-standing tradition of holding Montclair’s graduation at the school’s stone amphitheater may have outgrown its time. Some parents say it is time to move it to a larger venue, while others...

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...
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Report: 10 civil rights complaints in three years

Ten civil rights complaints have been filed with U.S. Department of Education against Montclair schools over the past three and a half years, according to a June report by ProPubica.

Students to get at least 20 minutes of recess

Starting this year, students in kindergarten through fifth grade are required to get a daily recess, after Gov. Phil Murphy signed the recess bill into law on Aug. 10.
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Montclair BOE adopts 2017-2018 budget

Montclair has adopted the budget for the 2017-2018 school year. The Board of Education approved the $120 million budget during a three-hour meeting at the George Inness Annex Monday night. The budget will now go...

Montclair schools add day back to calendar after too many snow days

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsMontclair has had one too many snow days this year thanks to a series of late winter and early spring Nor’easters that led to school closures. Originally scheduled as a day off,...