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Laptop backlog threatens equity in Montclair District

A nationwide backlog of Chromebooks left Montclair School District and its students looking for alternate ways to avoid an equity gap.
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Groups call for student equity advocate position to be reinstated

Schools Superintendent Jonathan Ponds said that he is aware of the concerns raised by some community members and students over the position’s not being filled, and that the matter is under investigation at this time. 

Juneteenth rally organizers call for schools to take action on student demands

On Thursday evening, some of the rally’s student organizers took the next steps, by bringing the demands of the students before the Montclair Board of Education, and called for board members to begin taking formal action on them.

Parents demand Montclair superintendent’s resignation

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsA group of parents and community advocates called for the removal of Interim Schools Superintendent Nathan Parker at the Jan. 22 Board of Education meeting, alleging he made racist remarks during a...

Montclair schools get donation from Lunch Crisis to help students pay for lunch

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsThe Montclair school district has received a donation to help offset a recurring problem: students not being able to pay for their lunches.The district received $3,000 from the Trenton-based group Lunch Crisis....

Kendra Johnson named full-time Montclair schools superintendent

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsKendra Johnson has been named Montclair’s new schools superintendent. The board voted on April 11 to retain Johnson for the position open since 2015 during a special meeting of the board of education...
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Ponds takes part in town hall with League of Women Voters

The forum’s theme, “Pandemic Platform,” covered how COVID-19 affects all aspects of life in the schools, both in the short and long term. 
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Glenfield closes two classrooms due to damaged attic timbers

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsTwo classrooms at Glenfield Middle School are now closed after a building inspection found damaged roof trusses in the attic area over the classrooms.Glenfield Principal Cheryl Hopper sent a letter to parents...

Parents ask Montclair schools to consider later start times

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsMontclair’s middle and high school students have to get up early in the morning in order to be on time for school, which opens at 7:50 a.m.But some parents in Montclair are...

Montclair schools will batch-test students for coronavirus

Participation in batch testing is voluntary, and a student will only participate if his or her parents have signed a consent form prior to the testing day.