Part-time kindergarten paraprofessionals will stay on in Montclair schools

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsThe Montclair school district has decided to keep four part-time kindergarten paraprofessionals whose jobs were facing elimination due to an over-$2 million budget hole.Superintendent Kendra Johnson made the announcement during the Board...

Washington Street YMCA memorial project takes another step forward

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsA memorial to Montclair’s former Washington Street YMCA is getting a little closer to reality.The YMCA was razed in 2005 to make way for Charles H. Bullock School, which opened in 2010.The...

Absenteeism still a problem for Montclair schools, report cards say

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsThe Montclair School District still has some work to do with its student absenteeism rate, according to data recently released from the New Jersey Department of Education.The state released the 2017-2018 school...
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Glenfield officials looking for person who sent lewd photo

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsSchool officials are investigating after a student at Glenfield Middle School received a lewd photo, which officials say was falsely attributed to a Glenfield teacher.School administrators determined the sender, who has not...

Montclair police crack down on drivers illegally passing school buses

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsMotorists be warned: Don’t even think about going around that stopped school bus, or risk getting a $250 fine and a court appearance.During the month of March, the Montclair Police Department will...

Montclair BOE rejects bids for staircase project

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsThe four bids received by the district to rebuild Montclair High School’s four outdated staircases and asbestos removal in the stairwells have been rejected.Three bids came in over bid of the district's...

In brief: Council approves stairwell replacement bond

The Montclair Township Council voted to approve a bond ordinance to pay for staircase repairs at Montclair High School March 5.The $2,031,000 bond covers the demolition and replacement of four staircases, the asbestos removal...
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Montclair High Students rally against climate change

By DEBORAH ANN TRIPOLDI tripoldi@montclairlocal.newsChants of “Climate change is not a lie! Do not let our planet die!” and “Hey ho, hey ho, climate change has to go!” could be heard on the streets of...

School budget first draft, including staff cuts, approved

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsMontclair school district’s preliminary $127 million budget will result in the elimination of 14 part-time paraprofessional jobs. Cuts to 10 full-time teachers has been decreased to six.The Board of Education approved the...
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School officials ‘deeply disappointed’ in modest state aid increase

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsMontclair's schools will get an increase in state aid for the 2019-2020 school year, but it isn't much.The school district will receive $7,605,632 in aid this year, according to data posted on...