News Feature

Originally published in The Weekly Packet, February 7, 2019
High school tuition causes budget increase in Brooksville

by Monique Labbe

An increase in high school tuition is responsible for a 4.36 percent increase in the 2019-20 Brooksville school budget.

The proposed $1,974,857 budget was recently approved by members of the Brooksville School Board.

Last year’s budget was $1,888,381, or $86,475 less.

Union 93 Superintendent Mark Hurvitt reported that the increase is mainly from the high school tuition line of the budget, up $126,000 from last year because of an increase in students from Brooksville attending secondary education at Deer Isle-Stonington High School, George Stevens Academy and Blue Hill Harbor School. The total for secondary education in the 2019-20 budget is proposed at $505,132, compared to last year’s total of $378,523.

The addition of another ed. tech. to the school has also caused the budget to increase, said Hurvitt.