Hopatcong students are getting a few extra days of summer vacation after mold spores were found in Hudson Maxim and Tulsa Trail Elementary Schools. According to the district's website, all Hopatcong schools will have a delayed opening for the school year and will now tentatively start on Monday, September 10.
Teachers are expected to have their in-service days on Thursday, September 6th and Friday, September 7th and all previously scheduled open houses have been cancelled.
To combat the mold, dehumidifiers have been brought into both schools. The school also announced that rooms are being tested and according to The New Jersey Herald, the results should be available to the district on Tuesday. Depending on the results, the first day of school may have to be pushed back even further.
See the school district's full statement here.