Brewer School Department Prepares to Make Staff Cuts

BREWER - Several teachers in the Brewer School Department could be receiving their letters of termination next month.
The Brewer School Committee will vote on which staff positions to eliminate to help close the nearly $1.5 million budget gap.  Employees being laid off will be named at the May meeting.
Superintendent Daniel Lee says it's not a decision he wants to make but they are running out of time waiting for any changes in Augusta.
"The only way, currently, it looks like we can get out of this is to cut these positions.  I certainly hope it doesn't actually's my hope that the Legislature will see that this is a genuine problem and seek some sort of remedy, some sort of revenue enhancement, that is not regressive."
Erin Thomas


Erin joined the ABC-7 and FOX Bangor news team in February 2012. She was born and raised in Presque Isle, Maine where she attended Presque Isle High School.  While in college Erin interned in the WVII news room before working as a Production Assistant.  In May of 2012, Erin received her Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from the University of Maine, along with a minor in Anthropology.  When she's not out covering local news, Erin enjoys running, skiing, visiting with family and friends, and traveling around this beautiful state.  She is especially interested in outdoor adventure so if you have a story idea, send it her way!

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