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Hopatcong School District has received over $600,000 in previously cut state aid to help them cover the costs of correcting the mold problem that caused them to start school almost two weeks late.
The news of the emergency aid was announced at the Hopatcong Board of Education meeting this week. The BOE reportedly transferred $922,752.09 from their capital reserve to their general fund to cover the cost of ServPro's mold remediation fees and mold testing services by Phase Associates.
To prevent this financial situation in the future Superintendent Arthur DiBenedetto told the New Jersey Herald that "riders for mold coverage will be added to the district's insurance coverage next year."
Read the NJHerald.com story here.