The approved an agreement last week with a county education commission to operate an alternative middle school and high school at the Preakness School Building.
The Passaic County Educational Services Commission (ESC) will operate the school. The institution is designed to give supplemental instruction to students with behavioral problems and students with Individual Education Plans. The commission already runs a summer school program in Wayne.
The district will receive $70,000 for allowing the ESC to operate the school at the site of the former Wayne Adult School. The board earlier this year.
Superintendent Ray Gonzalez said that officials would examine other ways the district is using its property and building space and consider better ways to use it.
The Commission is comprised of officials from each of the 16 districts in the county.
Commission Superintendent Diana Labosto and Irene LeFebvre, the commission’s director of education, did not return phone calls seeking comment.