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Library’s summer lunch program gives out more than 1,400 lunches

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsThe Montclair Public Library Foundation launched its “Nourishing the Mind and Body” lunch program this summer, with help from Partners for Health Foundation and Toni’s Kitchen.The program provides lunch each weekday to...
Operation Back Pack

Montclair-area groups collecting school supplies for children in need

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsAugust is zipping by, which means the start of back-to-school shopping for many families.According to the National Retail Federation, a retail trade association, the average family will spend more than $660 for...

Montclair parents report being charged for school lunches their children didn’t buy

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsThe Montclair Public Schools’ central office claims that the school district has a six-figure lunch balance deficit.But many parents say that the balance is inflated because families are being repeatedly billed for...

Montclair State names head of communication school

Montclair State University has named Keith Strudler director of its School of Communication and Media, effective Monday.Strudler, founder and director of the Marist College Center for Sports Communication and associate professor of communication, will...

Taking the slow route on a superintendent search

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsDuring the July 10 Board of Education meeting, Board President Laura Hertzog responded to criticism that the search for a permanent superintendent had taken three years, saying instead that the search had...

Unpaid school lunch balances add up to more than $100,000

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsMore than 1,500 students in the Montclair Public Schools had unpaid school lunch balances at the end of the 2016-17 school year totaling more than $100,000, according to data collected by the...

Montclair schools to get slight increase in state aid

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsMontclair Public Schools will get a bit more state aid for 2017-18 than last year, but not much.On Friday, July 14, the state Department of Education released revised state aid numbers to...
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Montclair schools unveil draft form of sex education curriculum

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsMontclair’s schools have unveiled a draft version of a family life and sexuality curriculum that will be implemented on a trial basis this fall.Parents have been petitioning for an updated sex education...

Montclair BOE talks goals, hits and misses

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsThe Montclair Board of Education spent the afternoon of Monday, July 10 giving itself a report card of sorts for 2016-2017 and setting forth an early plan for 2017-2018.Exceeded expectations: Hiring dedicated...
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BOE asks parents to weigh in on homework policy

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsMontclair is taking a look at a first draft of a districtwide homework policy this summer, and wants parents to weigh in on the subject.The Board of Education has posted a sample...