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Hopatcong Borough schools to reopen Friday as mold remediation continues

HOPATCONG BOROUGH, NJ (Sussex County) – Hopatcong schools have delayed opening their schools again due to the presence of mold in all their schools, according to acting superintendent of schools Joanne Mullane.

The schools were scheduled to open September, 10 after mold spores were found in several classrooms at Hudson Maxim Elementary School and Tulsa Trail Elementary School.

“I received additional test results pertaining to the mold in our schools. While we know there is a presence of mold in each school, we have not received the test results from the Middle School,” Mullane said.

Remediation has been completed at Tulsa Trail School. Remediation at Hudson Maxim School, Durban Avenue School, and the High School were scheduled to be completed last Friday.

After all schools are remediated, they will be re-tested. Given that there is a turn-around time for the test results to be reported to the district, the start date of school for all students will be Friday, September 14, Mullane said.

There will be an in-service day for staff on Thursday, September 13, Mullane said.

“We continue to work diligently in resolving the situation and we understand that this is an inconvenience for you. Our top priority continues to be the safety and well-being of our students and staff,”Mullane said.

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