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Lucy Osterberg raises money for resusable bottles

Eighth-grader Lucy Osterberg raised money, using GoFundMe, for aluminum, resuable water bottles for everyone at Renaissance school.
Timothy Purnell

Timothy Purnell named as interim personnel director in schools

BY ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsThe Montclair School District is bringing back a former staffer to serve as the district’s interim personnel director.Timothy Purnell, a former science teacher at Renaissance, was named as interim director of personnel...
water leak

Water leak closes two classrooms at George Inness Annex

BY ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsTwo classrooms at the George Inness Annex at Montclair High School were closed Monday, Jan. 27, after a water leak caused part of the ceilings to collapse in the two rooms over...
Montclair NAACP

Montclair NAACP opts not to call for superintendent to step down

The Montclair NAACP's leadership voted not to issue a call for Interim Superintendent Nathan Parker to step down or be removed.

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...
bus stop

Montclair schools, NJ Transit in talks to extend bus route

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsMontclair may get another NJ Transit bus stop to help students get from the South End to Montclair High School in the mornings.The extra stop is being discussed as a way to...
superintendent search

Montclair schools ask NJ School Boards Association to help with superintendent search

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsThe Montclair Public School District is enlisting the help of the New Jersey School Boards Association to help with the superintendent search.On Jan. 8, the Board of Education approved the hiring of...
sex education

New Jersey gets low grade on sex education, group says

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsNew Jersey doesn’t do a good job of teaching sex education in its schools, according to a health education advocacy group.Thrive New Jersey, a coalition of health agencies and advocacy groups in...
Anne Mernin

UPDATE: Mayor responds to Anne Mernin’s resignation from BOE

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsAnne Mernin has resigned from the Montclair Board of Education.Mernin said she was doing so for her family and child’s well-being, after an anonymous email was circulated among the community accusing Mernin...
lunch debt

Montclair gets $17,000 donation to help decrease school lunch debt

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsThe Montclair Public Schools got a very welcome present just ahead of the holidays, when the district received a donation of $17,896 from the Lunch Crisis Organization.That money will be used to...