homework

MHS students present recommendations on homework

by ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsMontclair’s Board of Education took a look at its homework policy during an April 12 meeting that lasted nearly four hours. The homework policy included a presentation by seven students from Montclair High...

Mayor reappoints two school board members

Montclair Mayor Robert Jackson has reappointed Anne Mernin and Jessica DeKoninck to the Township Board of Education.“I believe that their experience and perspectives will be invaluable in the search for the next superintendent,” Jackson said...
BOE

Montclair BOE talks homework, equity policies

Montclair’s homework policy and the district’s equity policy were two of the main items discussed during Wednesday night’s Board of Education meeting at the George Inness Annex. At the start of the meeting, a group...
homework policy

Montclair schools talk homework policy

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsMontclair is going to be taking a look at its homework policy this spring. The district’s homework policy was scheduled to come up for discussion at the April 12 board of education meeting. “There...

Montclair residents respond to PARCC legislation

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsA State Assembly resolution that advises against using PARCC tests as a graduation requirement in New Jersey is meeting with praise from some Montclair parents. The Assembly voted, 69-3, in favor of ACR-215...
Drums of Thunder

State, township give kudos to Drums of Thunder bandleader

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsLook around the walls of the first-floor hallway of Hillside Elementary School, and you’ll find photo after photo of Drums of Thunder out on the road: in front of the Washington Monument,...
school estimate

Board of School Estimate approves 2017-18 budget

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.news Montclair has approved the 2017-2018 school budget, but with a few adjustments from the version approved by the Board of Education. The Board of School Estimate voted, 3-2, in favor of the $120...
capital projects

Montclair schools hope to address capital projects

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsWith the budget season in Montclair comes the discussion of what capital projects the schools hope to tackle over the coming months. The district is hoping to address a list of projects that...
cuts

Staff cuts criticized at Board of School Estimate meeting

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsPersonnel cuts were on the minds of many audience members as the Board of School Estimate took a first look at the 2017-2018 Montclair public schools’ budget. The budget went before the Board...
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Montclair school budget goes in for second review

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsThe school budget process moved into its next phase Monday night as the Board of School Estimate had a line-by-line review. Monday’s meeting was the first for Barbara Pinsak, the district’s new interim...