Montclair Dispatch Student-Writer Reflects on Local Media’s Accountability Role

Montclair Dispatch Student-Writer Reflects on Local Media’s Accountability Role

Montclair Dispatch student-writer Joe Michalitsianos reflects on the accountability role of local media in keeping the community informed.   A journalist’s job is hard. It is not the deadlines, the writing or the uncomfortable conversations needed to occur in the pursuit of information. No, a journalist’s job is hard because a journalist must hold everyone […]

Springer to Deliver Petition to BOE June 7th at 7 PM

Springer to Deliver Petition to BOE June 7th at 7 PM

It took Walter Springer 1 week to reach 1000 signatures on his petition to reinstate Athletic Director Jeff Gannon and Assistant Principal of English Kim Westervelt. On Wednesday June 7th 2017, Springer will present that petition to the Montclair Board of Education.   On May 15th 2017, word circulated in Montclair that there had been major cuts […]

Montclair Crew Adds National Champions to Growing List of Achievements

Montclair Crew Adds National Champions to Growing List of Achievements

The Montclair Boys 1st Varsity 8 are National Champions. After a landmark victory in Philadelphia at the Stotesbury Cup, the boys shook off post-victory tiredness and won a national championship the next weekend. In the end, it almost seemed inevitable. From the finish line on the Cooper River, it is hard to tell who is in […]

The Montclair Board of Education delays the release of public records.

The Montclair Board of Education delays the release of public records.

The Montclair Dispatch has waited two weeks for the public records to be returned – we have not received one sentence of the documents requested. The Montclair Dispatch serves to provide the public with the access to information they have a right to know. The Montclair Board of Education has delayed the release of the public records […]

The Montclair Board of Education Has a Transparency Problem

The Montclair Board of Education Has a Transparency Problem

In the wake of the recent controversial personnel decisions made by the Montclair Board of Education, many have questioned the legitimacy of the operation due to a lack of transparency.   After Laura Hertzog and Franklin Turner were sworn in as President and Vice President of the Montclair Board of Education, there were pledges of […]

Montclair Resident Walter Springer Creates Petition Supporting Jeff Gannon

Montclair Resident Walter Springer Creates Petition Supporting Jeff Gannon

  On May 22, 2017, Montclair resident and parent, Walter Springer, created a petition to raise awareness to the Montclair Board of Education’s personnel decisions. In a rapid response to the dubious demotions and terminations of several Montclair public school employees last week, local Montclair parent Walter Springer has created a petition to reinstate both Athletic […]

MFEE Fundracer 2017 Brings Community Together to Raise Needed Funds

MFEE Fundracer 2017 Brings Community Together to Raise Needed Funds

The MFEE Fundracer Sequel 2017 captured the essence of the Montclair community: Team Frick and Frack wins 4 1/2 hour marathon endurance race across Montclair. Sequels are rarely better. After the first MFEE Amazing Fundracer in 2016, expectations this year for the newly emerging annual tradition were high. This was for good reason. The first Fundracer, in 2016, was […]

Gannon, MHS Athletic Director Demoted Under Cloud of Controversy

Gannon, MHS Athletic Director Demoted Under Cloud of Controversy

 Jeff Gannon, Montclair’s beloved and respected Athletic Director was demoted because of a central office clerical error at the BOE board meeting on May 15, 2017. Jeff Gannon had been working for Montclair High School for 18 years, and was enjoying heaps of success as athletic director. Montclair’s rowing team had become state champions, becoming the […]

Donations to MFEE Matter

MFEE will be hosting the Amazing Fundracer: the Sequel on May 21! All donations will benefit the educational system of Montclair.

Donations to MFEE Matter

It doesn’t matter how much you donate because every dollar counts to MFEE! Since 1991, Montclair Fund for Educational Excellence (MFEE) has brought the community within Montclair together through its fundraising and support for high-quality education. Montclair residents can be continually assured that there are no limits on their children’s academic goals due to the […]

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