Northern Tuxedo Residents Association

Tuxedo High School

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Hi NTRA.

In case you have not heard, the Tuxedo High School’s application to the Board of Regents to create a charter school has been postponed indefinitely, meaning that they will not be able to operate as a charter school this September. Additionally, the Greenwood Lake School District – whose students make up about 75% of the population for Tuxedo – decided not to negotiate a contract with Tuxedo for this coming school year. This means that the Tuxedo High School could cease operations in September.

There have been impassioned responses from the students currently attending the school to keep it open and let them finish their schooling at Tuxedo. The school board is currently reviewing it’s options and wants to hear what the community wants to do.

I will be speaking more about this issue at the meeting tonight, but if anyone from the northern end wants to attend the Board of Education meeting at Tuxedo High School at 7:00pm tonight, I would encourage it. The agenda doesn’t mention the budgeting issue, but I am sure they will be hearing comments from community members. They will need to decide soon on the future of the High School.

I received a request from some individuals in the Tuxedo School District to encourage community members to write to the Board of Education with your thoughts on the matter, particularly stating support for the continued operation of the High School. I can provide a form letter if you are interested.

The email should be directed to President Joann Vernon (jvernon@usrschoolsk8.com) and the members of the Board of Education (boe@tuxedoufsd.org).

Thank you and I look forward to seeing many of you tonight!

Kristy

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