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...

Superintendent search takes center stage at BOE meeting

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsThe search for a permanent superintendent continues, but two of the positions that had long been open have been filled.The Board of Education discussed both the superintendent search and the new hires...

Montclair BOE announces permanent hires for interim positions

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsThe Montclair Board of Education announced that it has found permanent hires for two administrative positions that were being filled on an interim basis.During its Monday night meeting, the board announced that...
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Montclair graduation venue sets off debate in community

By ERIN ROLL and LINDA MOSS roll@montclairlocal.news moss@montclairlocal.newsWho is a Mountie?By one definition, it’s anyone who has crossed the footbridge over Toney’s Brook in the amphitheater on Park Street to receive a Montclair High School diploma....

Parents: Crowd too big for amphitheater at MHS graduation

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsMontclair High School’s graduating seniors may have crossed the bridge over Toney’s Brook for the last time.The longstanding tradition of the senior class crossing the footbridge before taking their seats in the...