Parents: Expand school bus service

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsMontclair’s schools could be taking another look at expanding bus service to more students.Over the past several years, the school community, including students at Montclair High School, has appealed to the district...
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Montclair BOE approves staircase repair bonds

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newshe Montclair Board of Education gave the go-ahead to take out $2 million in bonds for replacing the staircases at Montclair High School Monday night.Approved following a lengthy discussion at the board’s...
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Montclair student equity advocate discussion continues at BOE meeting

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsThe conversation became heated at times on Monday night, as the Montclair school Board of Education attempted to answer some of the questions parents had, weeks after the district’s student equity advocate...

Montclair High School students take make-up PARCC tests over graduation requirements

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsNew Jersey high school students, starting with the current junior class, will have to deal with the PARCC tests as a graduation requirement for the foreseeable future.More than 200 Montclair High School...

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...