Watchung HVAC

Watchung HVAC units continue drawing noise complaints

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsThe noise from the new heating and air conditioning units at Watchung School are continuing to draw complaints from residents.In March, residents first complained about late night construction work surrounding the placement...

Superintendent search, BOE vacancy take center stage at forum

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsWith the Montclair School District soon without a superintendent, and one open seat on the Board of Education, Mayor Robert Jackson attended the Montclair NAACP’s education committee to speak about the district’s...
Lackawanna

Students come up with alternate Lackawanna proposals

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsMontclair High School students have their own ideas on what should become of Lackawanna Plaza.A town square-like space, with gardens, or a playground for children. Housing units that would incorporate trees, green...

Summer pay is too low, paraprofessionals say

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsMontclair’s paraprofessionals are contending an across-the-board pay rate for summer work has created lower wages for some teachers who work during the extended school year.District officials claim however, that some paraprofessionals saw...

Mental health garden proposed for Montclair High School

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsA mental health project started in memory of a Montclair High School graduate is expected to be taking root in the near future, in the most literal sense.Jared’s Fund was started in...
Good Success Academies

Reverend helps Montclair teens find summer work

By DEBORAH ANN TRIPOLDI tripoldi@montclairlocal.newsMontclair and Paterson students are finding summer employment a bit easier thanks to a program through the nonprofit organization Good Success Academies, based in Montclair.Project Life Summer Employment Program is open...

Sophomores to stay on campus for lunch, Montclair High School announces

Montclair High School officials will require freshmen and sophomores to remain on campus during lunch next year.The requirement is due to new class period scheduling, which will result in all high school students taking...
special education report

Special education report sees rise in out-of-district-placements

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsAlthough the overall number of special education students dropped last school year, the district saw an increase in the number of students it sent out-of-district, and with it, an increase in money...
Kendra Johnson

Transition concerns follow superintendent’s resignation

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsFear of what yet another transition in district leadership will mean for Montclair was an overall theme at the July 15 BOE meeting when members approved Superintendent Kendra Johnson’s resignation.When it came...

UPDATED: Superintendent Johnson leaving Montclair

Superintendent Kendra Johnson will be leaving Montclair for Maryland.