MILLINOCKET, Maine (NEWS CENTER) --- The town's school board had to face some hard cuts as it passed the department's budget for next year.
The budget, which would take effect in July, is down roughly $1.1 million dollars from last year. The department had to make those cuts to deal with a likely drop in property tax revenue that Brookfield Asset Management pays on the closed mill in town.
Major cuts have included eliminating the department's adult education program and a program for gifted and talented students. Assistant coaching positions for athletics and several part time jobs have also been cut.
However an international program next year is expected to bring 60 students from China into the Millinocket school system and more than $1 million in tuition revenue.