Montclair Community Pre-K marks 20th anniversary

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsMontclair Community Pre-K is marking its 20th anniversary this year.The entire school — past and current students, staff, and parents — was the grand marshal for this year’s Fourth of July Parade....

Teachers to Montclair BOE: We are here

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsMonday night’s BOE meeting was a busy one.A large number of teachers, many sporting Montclair Education Association T-shirts and sweatshirts, were in attendance.Petal Robertson, MEA chair, explained to the board during the...

MHS students present BOE with list of concerns, suggestions for class offerings

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsMontclair High School needs to better publicize its academic courses, some of its students say.But the school also needs to teach practical, life-based skills, like balancing a checkbook, figuring out car insurance...

Language arts memo comes under fire at Montclair BOE meeting

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsA memo concerning Montclair’s language arts program has come under fire from parents, due to perceptions that language arts teachers are being asked to teach short texts rather than novels in their...

Parents raise concern about nutrition in Montclair schools

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsHot dogs and soda don’t belong in schools, says one healthy-food advocate, who criticized the board of education at its Sept. 18 meeting for what he sees as a lack of effort...

Investigation continues into Hillside locker accident

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsMontclair is continuing to investigate an incident in which a section of conjoined lockers fell on a Hillside student.The student had to be taken to the hospital following the Sept. 16 incident,...

Montclair school district apologizes for busing problems in first week of school

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsA rough start to the school year for Montclair’s bus-riding students prompted the school district to issue an apology to parents for schedule mishaps and missed pick-ups, among other problems.On Thursday, a...

Montclair BOE meeting sees concerns about staff morale, food service, locker safety

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsMonday night’s board of education meeting showed signs that the 2017-2018 school year was getting off to a bumpy start in some regards.Two staff members reported that staff morale at the schools...
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Montclair schools, civil rights commission voice concerns about DACA

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsThe announcement that the Trump administration was planning to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals is causing concern in Montclair, including from the township’s Civil Rights Commission.In late August, it was...

Montclair schools get new food service vendor

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsOn the first day of school today, Montclair elementary school students can choose between waffles with syrup, turkey sausage and sweet potato fries, or a burger with cheddar cheese and barbecue sauce...