Save Chris Buglovsky Petition
Please sign our for Chris our Athletic Director of Hopatcong High School
It has come to our attention that Chris Buglovsky has been demoted from Athletic Director to a hybrid kind of
teacher advisor with a fancy label of “Coordinator of Student Activities”.
Chris’ time at Hopatcong High School has included five years as our Athletic Director and eight years as our
Head Baseball Coach and HPE teacher.
In addition to holding the Athletic Director position, Chris has also been the PARCC test coordinator and the
HHS HIB (Harassment, Intimidation, and Bullying) Coordinator Specialist for the entire Hopatcong High School.
Without missing a beat (with respect to his actual Athletic Director position) to go along with all of his additional
responsibilities, Chris has accomplished more than an average Athletic Director does for a high school.
Chris has coordinated and planned schedules effectively between the HS sports team and their community
feeder programs as well as been a steadfast pillar within our music, drama, and every other extra-curricular
program inside our HHS programs. Developing a communication board for all sports and activities. In other
words, Chris has improved our communication between the high school and other outside organizations in
instilling a common vision for our entire community. He has encouraged and lead by example working together
as one...as a Chief Nation!
Chris has single handedly improved and enhanced conflict resolutions between coaches, parents, the
administration, and teachers. In the last thirteen years, Chris at times, has been a counselor, a mentor, a
mediator, a cheerleader, and a parent to many of our children/students at the high school (past and present).
Just this past spring, Chris took over coaching the high school baseball team and had seventeen high school
boys commit to playing baseball this spring (unfortunately, that did not happen due to the COVID-19 Pandemic)
in comparison to our high school not even being able to field a baseball team the year prior. This is the
commitment that we are used to in this town from a High School Athletic Director.
Removing Chris from his present position is detrimental to our schools, our community, and especially our
children. How can our children handle one more blow/disruption to our already fragile environment? YOU are
removing a positive and consistent role model from our high school! THIS erroneous decision is one more
stressor for our students. A significant number of students rely on Chris on a weekly basis, if not daily. Let it be
known, that our High School would have and will lose many students to other school Districts based solely on
the fact if we were to lose Chris and his mentorship to our children.
Chris is part of our community. He chose to live within our community, and he IS part of our community. He is
part of our children’s lives. He is seen everywhere.
With this decision, you are going to be forcing one of the only consistent and positive influences within
Hopatcong High School to look elsewhere when he has shown a commitment to our District and our students
each and every day. By you demoting him to a random position while cutting his salary significantly - we,
Hopatcong Parents, feel you are going to leave him no choice but to look elsewhere to provide for his family.
YOU - Hopatcong Board of Education are missing the BIG PICTURE! Our children should come first, and
decisions should be made on what is best for our children - NOT what is best for the finances!!! FYI... high
schoolers are still children!!! They still need someone like Chris.
We are requesting that you have a meeting and reconsider your decision and give the community an opportunity
to speak and give you, the Board, some reasons why Chris should be reinstated as Hopatcong High School’s
Hopatcong School Parents and Community