leave of absence

Montclair High School sees at least 17 staff take leave of absence in 2018-19

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsMontclair High School parents and students are reporting that a high number of teachers have been out on leave for extended periods this school year, in some cases without a dedicated substitute...

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,...

Concerned with student health and safety ABA teachers, paras choose remote option

Montclair School District's special needs students were to return to class on Oct. 15, ABA teachers and staff chose to stay remote.

Montclair High School, Catherine’s Closet seek donated prom dresses, accessories

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsFor some it’s a rite of passage, for others it’s something that’s become too costly to attend.Going to the prom has steadily gotten more expensive, according to a 2015 survey by Visa....

Complaint against Montclair BOE member awaits state decision

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsA complaint alleging Montclair Board of Education member Franklin Turner does not legally live in Montclair has been certified “with no defects” by the state department of education commissioner. Turner now has...
resource officers

Students, community members call for schools to rethink resource officers

The “school resource officer” was born in the wake of school shootings in the late 1990s and early 2000s, including the Columbine High School shooting in 1999, after which officers more commonly began being stationed in schools.

Montclair High School cheerleaders call for coach to be reinstated

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsThe Montclair High School cheerleading squad came before the Montclair Board of Education Wednesday night urging the district to reinstate the school's head cheer coach.In a prepared statement, squad member Nafia Hampton...

Montclair student creates public display about Buzz Aldrin’s life

Senior Christian Uva's project is installed at Edgemont Park.
town hall

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.