Posted Thursday, March 25th, 2010

The Morris County Freeholders on March 24 hosted the Local History and Research class from Morristown High School.

The 13 students met with the six county government department directors as well as Prosecutor Robert Bianchi, Sheriff Edward Rochford and Surrogate John Pecoraro, each of whom detailed their responsibilities.

The students also observed a freeholder work session, during which they heard a number of topics discussed, including a homelessness prevention program in the county and the board’s concern over NJ Transit’s proposed cuts in bus service.

“If we want our young people to become involved, they have to know how all levels of government work,” said Freeholder Director Gene F. Feyl. “We invite students here to make them more aware of county government and the many services and programs it offers.”