Memorial Tribute Services for Dr. Jonathan Ponds

We continue to mourn the passing of Dr. Ponds who worked tirelessly to serve the students and families of the Montclair Public Schools. He will live forever in our minds and hearts and his legacy will continue. Please see below for details on the services honoring his life and legacy.

Tribute Service for Dr. Jonathan Ponds
St. Paul’s Baptist Church
119 Elm St. Montclair, NJ
Friday, July 19
11 AM – 12:15 PM

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Parking will be available at Charles H. Bullock School parking lot. The District will be providing two buses at Bullock at approximately 10:30 AM to transport people to the services on a first come, first serve basis. 

Following the service there will be a private repast for the family.

 Dr. Ponds’ final resting place will be in Alabama.

At the family’s request, please send expressions of sympathy to Central Office/Superintendent’s Office, 22 Valley Road, Montclair.

Your calls, texts and emails expressing your condolences have been shared with Dr. Ponds' family who is grateful for the outpouring of support during this difficult time. 


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