The vision of the Passaic Public Schools is to become the best urban school district in the state of New Jersey. To attain this vision we must focus our efforts on providing safe and comfortable environments that are conducive to teaching and learning. By providing proper maintenance to our schools, ensuring they are clean and in good repair and taking steps to reduce overcrowding, we enable our students to excel and achieve at higher levels. Our goal is to provide students with the most modern and technologically advanced learning environments available.

The district is actively working to implement its Long Range Facilities Plan (LRFP) and its Comprehensive Maintenance Plan (CMP). New construction and development is evident throughout the district.

As part of the 2016-2017 budget the following are some of the projects the district has engaged in:

  • Administrative Offices at 663 Main Street
  • Completion of Auditorium Rehabilitation at School No. 4
  • Gym Lights and Ceilings and Print Shop Ventilation at Passaic High School
  • Milling, Paving, Drainage and Fencing of Parking Lot at School No. 11
  • Passaic High School Gym Floor Replacement
  • Gym Floor Refinishing at Schools No. 8, LMS, and PHS New Gym
  • HVAC Installation at School No. 9 Cafeteria
  • Fencing and Garbage area at School No. 1
  • Fencing at Passaic High School and Administrative Office Building
  • TV Studio Upgrade and Modernization
  • Physics Aero Lab Fit Up
  • Replace/Repair Signage at Schools 3, 4 (LMS), 6, 7, and 12 (PHS)
  • Installation of Chiller at School No. 10 Annex
  • Installation of Bleachers at Schools No. 19 and 20
  • Water Testing for Lead at all Locations
  • Sidewalk/Driveway Replacement at School No. 4 (LMS)
  • Installation of Burglar Alarm at Boverini Stadium
  • Heating System Upgrade and Radiator Covers at School No. 11

Short Term Facilities Remedies

The district has a shortage of classrooms that necessitates the ongoing rental of the following schools:

  • School No. 2
  • School No. 5
  • School No. 5 Annex
  • School No. 10 Annex
  • School No. 15 Annex
  • School No. 16

In addition, the district continues to utilize the following temporary classroom units (TCUs):

  • Eleven (11) units at School No. 1
  • Four (4) units at School No. 10

These fifteen (15) TCUs were, purchased by the district on April 4, 2012 from the State of New Jersey.