Some 75 years ago, the Byram Consolidated School was only one of two schools in the township, but now, it sits vacant as township officials search for new owners.
According to The Star-Ledger, the school was closed nearly 10 years ago with the new opening of the $16.8 million Byram Lakes Elementary School.
Township Manager Joe Sabatini tells The Star-Ledger the township is currently holding informal discussions with a prospective buyer for the old school. Sabatini says due to deed restrictions, the owner of the new school would only be able to use it for educational, religious or civic purposes.
According to The Star-Ledger, township officials hope they will not have to put the old school up for sale at a public auction, though the township council has approved the option, if it is needed.