Hancock refusing to pay adult education portion

HANCOCK — Selectmen are refusing to pay their portion of the Regional School Unit 24 (RSU 24) adult education program, saying they are being assessed unlawfully.

The monthly bill has not been paid since July and amounts to $10,139.76, or $2,534.94 per month.

“During the planning stage for school consolidation that led to the formation of RSU 24, there was no discussion of adult ed,” the selectmen said in a July 3 letter to the RSU.

Hancock’s portion of the adult education budget recently rose from $7,000 to $30,419.32.

RSU 24 Business Manager David Bridgham said the district is awaiting guidance from its attorney about how other consolidated districts included adult education in their budgets.

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Jacqueline Weaver

Jacqueline Weaver

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Jacqueline's beat covers the eastern Hancock County towns of Lamoine through Gouldsboro as well as Steuben in Washington County. She was a reporter for the New York Times, United Press International and Reuters before moving to Maine. She also publicized medical research at Yale School of Medicine and scientific findings at Yale University for nine years.[email protected]
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