Midterms

Montclair schools to open on Election Day, according to calendar

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.news Montclair’s schools may be open on Election Day 2019, but with extra security in place at the schools doubling as polling places. The Board of Education unveiled the expected calendar for the 2019-2020...

PARCC test replaced by NJSLA for spring testing

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.news Montclair students won’t be taking the PARCC tests this spring. Instead, students will be taking a revised version of the PARCC test: the New Jersey Student Learning Assessments (NJSLA). The NJSLA tests are in...

Montclair High School performance report shows gains, losses

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.news Montclair High School backslid on some of its academic assessments over the past two school years, and on its absenteeism rate. But its high school graduation rate has improved slightly. Those were some...

Montclair 2019-2020 school budget approved

BY ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.news The Montclair school district's $128,320,769 budget for the 2019-2020 school year has been approved. The vote took place during a meeting of the Board of School Estimate at the George Inness Annex Thursday, April...

Parents ask Montclair schools to consider later start times

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.news Montclair’s middle and high school students have to get up early in the morning in order to be on time for school, which opens at 7:50 a.m. But some parents in Montclair are...

Montclair parents debate appointed vs. elected school board

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.news Montclair is one of 11 school districts in New Jersey in which the board of education is appointed by the mayor, rather than elected. And a debate is ensuing among some Montclair...

Montclair school budget vote scheduled for April 4

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.news The Montclair Board of Education is expected to vote on the district's $128,320,769 million budget on Thursday, April 4. At a Monday, April 1, meeting, officials announced that the district will get a...
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Dance for PE credit may continue at Montclair High School

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.news Montclair School district has made a deal with the New Jersey Department of Education to allow dance students to still receive physical education credit if they had been enrolled in dance instead...

Montclair Education Association: Budget has surplus, not deficit

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.news The Montclair Education Association is questioning the Board of Education’s claim of a $2.2 million budget hole for the 2019-2020 school year. A recent New Jersey Education Association (NJEA) audit of Montclair’s...

Part-time kindergarten paraprofessionals will stay on in Montclair schools

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.news The Montclair school district has decided to keep four part-time kindergarten paraprofessionals whose jobs were facing elimination due to an over-$2 million budget hole. Superintendent Kendra Johnson made the announcement during the Board...