Hudson Valley High School Forced to Close
In a letter dated August 1, 2019 The John A. Coleman Catholic High School in Hurley New York announced it will be closing it's doors at the end of the month. Addressed to Coleman Families the letter states that it is "with deep regret" that the board of trustees on the school announce the closure dated for August 30, 2019.
It goes on to say that despite their best efforts the enrollment is down and the with the demands of the aging facility growing has left them with no choice but to make this decision. It also states that the school is "no longer sustainable." Open for over five decades the John A. Coleman High School faculty and staff have helped many young people their way to success. The staff refereed to as "dedicated educators" who "did their job with enthusiasm, kindness and care."
They also mention in the letter that because of the dedication of the staff over 50 plus years serving the community of Ulster County, the spirit of the school will live on in all of those who been a part of the history of the school. The letter signed by Brian Smith from the Board of Trustees also want to express the appreciation they have for the students, parent, alumni and school community members for their generosity and support over the years.
According to the letter sent the Board of Trustees will be available this coming Tuesday at 6:00 PM in the lecture Hall for anyone who may have questions or need more information.
A Go Fund Me page has be set up by Anna Jankowski an alumni of the school to help support staff affect by the closure.