Voters in Bangor will decide whether or not to approve an adjusted school budget next month.
A budget for the coming fiscal year was approved in June but the city is now responsible for some costs including payment to retired teachers.
Superintendent Betsy Webb says other shared revenue from the state will mostly offset those costs.
“It would be absolutely devastating to have to cut our current budget to cover the additional costs that got shifted to us from the state,” said Webb.
If voters reject the adjusted school budget in November, Webb says the school department will have to cut $645,000 to match the $42,000,000 budget amount that passed this summer.