Controversial School Application to be Discussed
Milky Way Education Center applying to move private school from Clifton to Wayne. School sued the township for the right to apply to move the school.
Testimony is scheduled to be heard on a controversial application to move a private school to Wayne at the Planning Board’s next meeting on Monday.
The Milky Way Education Center is applying to the township to move The Pioneer Academy of Science from Clifton to the BAE Systems property on Totowa Road. School officials want to move the institution out of if 18,000 square-foot facility and into a new 160,000-square foot facility and triple its enrollment from 200 to 600 students.
The town council approved legislation in February prohibiting dormitories being built in town expect in specifically zoned areas.
The legislation would have prohibited the school from making the move.
The township argued that Milky Way did not have the proper paperwork submitted before the ordinance was approved. Milky Way sued the township.
A Superior Court judge ruled in May that the company had all of the proper documents in order when it submitted its application to the township.