by TINA KELLEY for Montclair LocalIn four schools in Montclair, students participated in activities called “restorative justice” for the past school year, as part of the district’s effort to reduce suspensions, build community, and prevent...
Last Friday, Gov. Phil Murphy announced that in-person graduations would be allowed after July 6 and with social distancing practices in place.
When schools first closed back in March, the district, working with nutrition vendor Pomptonian, offered grab-and-go meals at three different schools - Hillside, Nishuane and Montclair High School - while Toni’s Kitchen provided bags of groceries. On April 6, based on demand, the meal distribution was consolidated into one pickup spot at Toni’s Kitchen.
The Montclair NAACP Youth Council held a “Let’s Talk About It” event on Sunday, May 24, for the public to share their thoughts on what is contributing to Montclair’s long-standing achievement gap, and how those issues could probably be addressed.
Interim Superintendent Nathan Parker said Tuesday, May 26, that because Murphy just made the announcement that morning, the school officials had not yet discussed what it would mean for Montclair’s graduation plans.
The Montclair Board of Education held its annual reorganization meeting Monday night, in a virtual setting for the first time, as the district faces unknowns about the new school year.
Prior to his work in Moonachie, Ponds served as the principal of Parsons Elementary School in New Brunswick. He has also worked as a teacher and basketball coach in the Boston Public Schools.