George F. Baker H.S to stay open despite losing many students

At the same time, the Greenwood Lake School Board decided that they will no longer give their students the option to stay at George F. Baker High School.

At the same time, the Greenwood Lake School Board decided that they will no longer give their students the option to stay at George F. Baker High School. (4/1/15)

TUXEDO - Students at George F. Baker High School won the fight to keep their school open with a 4-2 decision by the Tuxedo School Board Tuesday night, but they lost the battle to keep most of their fellow students.

Tuxedo School Board was rejected by the state in a bid to become a charter school. The denial means that a long-running relationship with the Greenwood Lake School District is over.

At the same time, the Greenwood Lake School Board decided that it will no longer give its students the option to stay at George F. Baker High School. The school will now lose 70 percent of its student population.

Students like Ron Jaunce will either lose many of their childhood friends or have to head off to a completely new school in Warwick or Chester.

Student David Cutler says he is thankful he's a senior and can finish out the year with the friends he’s grown up with.

The Tuxedo School Board is now deciding if they'll accept a contract that would allow the Greenwood Lake Juniors to graduate from George F. Baker High School in 2016.

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