News in brief: Montclair High School students hold Columbine sit-in

Montclair High School students held a sit-in on April 18 to mark the 20th anniversary of the Columbine High School shootings.The shootings at the high school in Littleton, Colorado, on April 20, 1999, resulted...

Montclair BOE makes adjustments to Glenfield repairs

Some adjustments have been made to the ongoing repairs at Glenfield Middle School.In December, a building inspection revealed structural defects in the attic timbers.Two second-floor classrooms, located directly under the location where the structural...

Watchung Field: School kids, lacrosse players need a place to play, parents say

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsWatchung students need a sufficiently-sized playground, but Montclair’s lacrosse teams also need a regulation-sized field.That is the balance that school district officials are trying to strike.Thirty feet will be taken of the...

Montclair high school students to get three-hour study hall

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsMontclair High School students will get a three-hour study hall when the school closes for asbestos removal and stairwell repairs on May 20, according to a newly released schedule.Students will have three...

Student ID bill signed into law

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsNew Jersey has passed a law that would allow school districts to require students to carry their IDs with them at all times while traveling to school-sponsored events. School officials will also...

Montclair High School sees small uptick in substance abuse cases

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsMontclair High School saw an uptick in substance abuse cases between 2016-2017 and 2017-2018, according to the Department of Education.The number of cases at the high school was low however, compared to...

Montclair teachers call for new contract

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsA hundred teachers and district staffers packed the Board of Education meeting Monday night, April 15, demanding a fair contract.The teachers have been working without a contract for 288 days as of...

Watchung playground must be addressed before field work starts, BOE says

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsThe fate of the Watchung school playground is still up in the air as the Montclair School District begins the bidding process for the neighboring Watchung Field overhaul and expansion.Plans call for...

Staircase rebuilding timeline released for Montclair High School

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsMontclair is now accepting a second round of bids for the staircase repair project at Montclair High School.The bidding process officially opened on April 3, and the board expects to award the...
Midterms

Montclair schools to open on Election Day, according to calendar

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsMontclair’s schools may be open on Election Day 2019, but with extra security in place at the schools doubling as polling places.The Board of Education unveiled the expected calendar for the 2019-2020...