Montclair High School cheerleaders call for coach to be reinstated

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsThe Montclair High School cheerleading squad came before the Montclair Board of Education Wednesday night urging the district to reinstate the school's head cheer coach.In a prepared statement, squad member Nafia Hampton...

Glenfield closes two classrooms due to damaged attic timbers

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsTwo classrooms at Glenfield Middle School are now closed after a building inspection found damaged roof trusses in the attic area over the classrooms.Glenfield Principal Cheryl Hopper sent a letter to parents...

Montclair schools get donation from Lunch Crisis to help students pay for lunch

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsThe Montclair school district has received a donation to help offset a recurring problem: students not being able to pay for their lunches.The district received $3,000 from the Trenton-based group Lunch Crisis....

Montclair schools debate whether to allow homeschooled children to play sports

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsMontclair is debating whether to allow homeschooled children living in the district to play sports on a school-backed team.Currently, Montclair’s athletics participation policy does not allow homeschooled students to play sports in...
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MKA turns final construction phase into learning experience

By Jaimie Julia Winters winters@montclairlocal.newsFor the past five months, the Montclair Kimberley Academy community has grown to include construction workers, bulldozers, engineers and lots of cones.The school’s Orange Road campus for pre-K through third-graders...

Montclair Education Association objects to student equity advocate presentation

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsMontclair Education Association members voiced objections to what they said is a lack of communication with teachers concerning students' allegations of discrimination, sexual harassment or academic sabotage.On Nov. 7, new student equity...

Montclair student equity advocate talks first months on job

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsJoseph Graham deals with students who say they are victims of racial discrimination, sexual harassment, academic sabotage, HIB (harassment, intimidation and bullying) denial and in student crises.Appointed as the Montclair the district’s...
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Montclair BOE sends Watchung HVAC contract back to drawing board

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsThe replacement of Watchung’s heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system may have run into another delay.The BOE approved a contract for the HVAC system upgrades in the school’s annex building on...

Montclair TURN collects diverse children’s books to give to schools

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsTeachers Undoing Racism Now (TURN) is a group of Montclair teachers working to promote equity and diversity in the schools, including adding new books to the schools’ libraries.This fall, the group assembled...

Revamped Montclair school website goes live

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsMontclair’s new school website officially went live on Thursday, Nov. 1.The district announced to parents that it would be switching platforms in an email Superintendent Kendra Johnson sent to parents on Oct....