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Lap and shoulder seat belts required on all new school buses

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsStudent bus riders in New Jersey, including Montclair, will soon be clicking on their seat belts over their shoulders, as well as on their laps.New school buses are now required to be...

Montclair sets up gender-neutral restrooms in all schools

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsMontclair has started the school year rolling out gender-neutral restrooms at each of the schools.Beginning last year, only the high school had a gender-neutral restroom. Now, every school in Montclair will have...

Students to get at least 20 minutes of recess

Starting this year, students in kindergarten through fifth grade are required to get a daily recess, after Gov. Phil Murphy signed the recess bill into law on Aug. 10.

Stairwell collapses at Montclair High School

A stairwell partially collapsed at Montclair High School Friday morning, according to Acting Principal Terry Trigg-Scales.

PHOTOS: First day of school in Montclair

Sept. 6 was the first day of school in Montclair.
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Heat wave causes early dismissal first day of school

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsStudents will be dismissed early their first day of school due to a heat wave. A heat advisory has been issued until 7 p.m., tonight, Sept. 6.At Wednesday night's BOE meeting, Superintendent...
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To immunize or not: Proposed law could make it difficult to get vaccine exemption

About three percent of Montclair parents will file exceptions to not vaccinate their children.

Photos: Montclair High School All Class Reunion

The Montclair High School All Class Reunion was held on Saturday, July 21, in Montclair’s Nishuane Park. 
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Report: 10 civil rights complaints in three years

Ten civil rights complaints have been filed with U.S. Department of Education against Montclair schools over the past three and a half years, according to a June report by ProPubica.
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What’s the cure for Montclair’s lunch program debt?

By Erin Roll roll@montclairlocal.newsThe Montclair School District is looking for a fix to a persistent deficit in its school meal program, which in the 2016-17 school year resulted in a nearly a $225,000 loss. Although...