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student lunch debt

Montclair school district not alone in student lunch debt

Seventy-six percent of school districts throughout the U.S. report having unpaid meal debt by students. Montclair closed out its school year with students owing the district $100,000 in lunch debt.

Interim principal found for Montclair High School

Terry Trigg-Scales, a former Montclair schools administrator, will be the interim principal of the high school.
capital projects

Watchung HVAC repairs delayed after schools put project back up for bid

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsIt could be winter before work officially starts on the overhaul of Watchung School’s HVAC system.The Board of Education rejected the only bid that had been submitted on a new heating, ventilation...

Montclair schools gives green light to grant manager job description

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsThe district is looking to hire a grant writer.Under the terms of the job description, the grant manager will work with the board of education on identifying grants the district can apply...
COVID-19

Montclair schools get a little more in state aid

The district is on track to receive $7,428,526 in state aid for the next school year.
Glenfield Middle School

Four schools to get new principals

The district sent a letter to parents this week announcing staff and administrative changes at Renaissance Middle School, Glenfield Middle School, Watchung Elementary and Hillside Elementary.
PARCC

Montclair reacts to PARCC changes

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsNew Jersey has plans to start scaling back PARCC tests in schools.The state announced the first phases of a gradual plan to start scaling back the statewide assessment tests - which have...
BOE

Montclair schools set out road map from listening sessions

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsDuring Monday night's BOE meeting at the George Inness Annex, Superintendent Kendra Johnson laid out a proposed road map for the district after months of listening sessions with parents and staff.Earlier this...
lunch debt

Students owe $100K in unpaid lunches

Montclair’s students finished off the school year with somewhat less lunch debt than they had last year. But  that decrease isn’t a big one.

Montclair 150: How Montclair’s schools came to be

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsFew institutions have been as important to the life of Montclair as its schools.The last 150 years have seen Montclair’s schools change from a collection of modest school houses serving local farming...