The school board figured they would lose money if they expelled all the boys in the class. And the boys protested saying they wouldn't come back to the school if they didn't have Mr. Keating as their English teacher. So in the end the school asks Mr. Keating to come back to teach at the school. Everything was a happy ending. And they ended up frolicking up Main Street in Walt Disney World to celebrate. In class they would often have conversations about Neil and help each other through the loss.