— The Tuxedo School Board of Education unanimously adopted a proposed $13,497,279 budget for the 2016-17 school year on Wednesday night.

The proposal is $669,864 less than the district's 2015-16 budget, a decrease of 4.73 percent.

All programs, faculty and staff currently in place for this school year are maintained in the proposed budget.

“George F. Baker High School is not closing,” said School Board President Joanne Vernon. “While in the short-term it may be less expensive to send our high school students to a neighboring high school, variables such as the number of students, transportation costs and unknown tuition rates could have a catastrophic impact on the taxpayers in the long-term.

"The Board of Education does not support tuitioning our high school students to another high school or merging with any district," Vernon added.