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...

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...

A look at Montclair’s achievement gap

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsIt has been three years since the Montclair school district released a report concluding the achievement gap between white students and students of color, and between wealthy students and poorer students was...

Montclair BOE announces permanent hires for interim positions

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsThe Montclair Board of Education announced that it has found permanent hires for two administrative positions that were being filled on an interim basis.During its Monday night meeting, the board announced that...

Watchung HVAC, construction noise generate complaints from neighbors

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsThe installation of a new heating and air conditioning system at Watchung School has generated complaints from residents on nearby Frederick Street.Neighbors have approached school and town officials about after-hours construction, which...
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State releases performance reports for Montclair schools

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsThe state has released school performance reports for New Jersey's school districts, including Montclair.On the assessments, schools graded in three areas: English, math and chronic absenteeism. In each area, schools are rated...
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Montclair schools set out road map from listening sessions

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsDuring Monday night's BOE meeting at the George Inness Annex, Superintendent Kendra Johnson laid out a proposed road map for the district after months of listening sessions with parents and staff.Earlier this...

Bleachers meet with mixed reviews at MHS graduation

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsMontclair High School’s solution to the seating shortage for graduation — to set up bleachers outside the amphitheater on Park Street — appears to have been met with mixed reactions from some...
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Four schools to get new principals

The district sent a letter to parents this week announcing staff and administrative changes at Renaissance Middle School, Glenfield Middle School, Watchung Elementary and Hillside Elementary.
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Threat of paraprofessional cuts worry parents

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsFamilies of students who have paraprofessionals as aides have been notified that the district could be moving from a one-to-one model to a shared model, Montclair school officials said. During budget discussions,...