In 1961, the West Morris Regional Board of Education voted to lease from a house across from the school from E.B. Berlinrut. The rent would be $225 per month. The planned use for the building was administrative offices and an office for the school psychologist.
In 1960, the Chester Board of Education resolved to oppose a state statute change that would send twice-defeated school budgets directly to the Commissioner of Education for approval, rather than to the local municipal government. According to the Observer-Tribune, the Board objected to removing of local school issues to the state level.