Hopatcong Borough Schools is working with the town's Municipal Alliance to create "a fortress against drug and substance abuse," according to a school district statement.
Borough leaders, police officers, members of the educational community and residents were in attendance at the first meeting of the Hopatcong Municipal Alliance on Sept. 16 at the Hopatcong Senior Center. Mayor Sylvia Petillo and Superintendent of Schools Cynthia Randina talked about their plans to keep Hopatcong kids drug free.
Randina announced that she reinstated a part-time student assistance coordinator for Hopatcong High School for the express purpose of supporting prevention efforts and providing counseling. The superintendent said she also will mandate new prevention activities, assemblies, guest speakers, and other relevant programs to become part of the educational experience at HHS.
Randina and Mayor Petillo said they will continue to form drug prevention strategies for the borough and its schools.