“Start With Hello” project enters second year at Buzz Aldrin in Montclair

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsIn the lobby at Buzz Aldrin Middle School, you’ll find a bulletin board with two giant hearts on it. Inside the hearts are hundreds of rainbow-colored sticky notes, each one with a...

Montclair reacts to PARCC appeals court decision

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsThe New Jersey Court of Appeals has declared the PARCC tests to be in violation of state law and the news has Montclair school officials wondering what’s next.On Dec. 31, the court...

$2 million for school repairs approved

 By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsThe Montclair Board of School Estimate approved a $2 million bond for staircase repairs and asbestos removal at Montclair High School Tuesday night, Jan. 15.The five-person board - Mayor Robert Jackson, council...

Montclair High School dance classes can’t fulfill PE credit, district says

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsMontclair High School students can no longer take dance classes to fulfill their physical education requirement.The decision to reclassify dance as an elective was met with disappointment by about 20 students who...

Montclair High School students urge school to keep dance as PE credit class

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsMontclair High School students can take dance classes to fulfill their physical education requirement. But that soon may change.Students say the school is planning to re-classify dance as an elective, which means...

Stair repairs needed at Nishuane, Montclair schools inspection finds

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsThree staircases at Nishuane Elementary School were found to be in need of repairs and reinforcements in December.Montclair’s school buildings are undergoing inspections prompted by the partial collapse of a Montclair High...

Parents: Expand school bus service

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsMontclair’s schools could be taking another look at expanding bus service to more students.Over the past several years, the school community, including students at Montclair High School, has appealed to the district...
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Montclair BOE approves staircase repair bonds

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newshe Montclair Board of Education gave the go-ahead to take out $2 million in bonds for replacing the staircases at Montclair High School Monday night.Approved following a lengthy discussion at the board’s...
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Montclair student equity advocate discussion continues at BOE meeting

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsThe conversation became heated at times on Monday night, as the Montclair school Board of Education attempted to answer some of the questions parents had, weeks after the district’s student equity advocate...

Montclair High School students take make-up PARCC tests over graduation requirements

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsNew Jersey high school students, starting with the current junior class, will have to deal with the PARCC tests as a graduation requirement for the foreseeable future.More than 200 Montclair High School...