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COVID-19: DOE promises to work with districts on reopening plans

As of Wednesday, Sept. 2, 434 districts have declared that they will be pursuing a hybrid model; 242 will be opening with all-remote education; 68 will have in-person education only, and 22 schools will have a combination of different reopening models. 
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Montclair schools hope for November reopening

Superintendent Jonathan Ponds said officials hoped to have the buildings ready for students to return the first week in November. 

With many school buildings remaining closed, NJ dedicates $250 million for child care

With more school districts deciding to choose all-remote learning or hybrid instruction, working parents face child care challenges as the pandemic continues into the fall.
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COVID-19 concerns lead to discussions of teacher protests, strikes on national level

In New York, the city’s American Federation of Teachers chapter announced that members would go on strike if they felt the schools were not safe due to COVID-19. As in New Jersey, teachers in New York are prohibited from striking. 
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Ventilation issues holding Montclair school district back

The Montclair School District has chosen to start the school year remotely, in large part because of ventilation issues in the schools.
Geyer Family YMCA

Montclair Y sets up remote learning hub at Geyer Family YMCA

The tuition is $1,075 a month for the five-day program ending at 3:15 p.m., and $1,295 a month for the program ending at 5:45 p.m. Both programs start at 7:45 a.m. Financial assistance will be available for families who require it. 
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Montclair State University students suspended for attending parties, not following COVID rules

Eleven Montclair State University students have been suspended after attending large parties without masks over the weekend, university officials said.
Allison Silverstein

In brief: Allison Silverstein appointed as new Board of Education member

Silverstein, a graduate of Rutgers University, is a practicing attorney and holds a JD from the Boston University School of Law.
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COVID-19: Schools, districts declare reopening plans to DOE

As of Aug. 24, the Department of Education had received a total of 745 reopening plans from school districts and non-public schools. Of that number, 251 were completed and approved; 389 were reviewed and sent back for revisions; and 105 still needed to be reviewed.

Vote Montclair calls for elected BOE question to be put to voters

Erik D’Amato, Vote Montclair’s founder and the parent of Hillside and Glenfield students, said that ultimately, the discussion of an elected school board is about getting more Montclair voters involved in the democratic process, rather than in school-specific topics.