MILLINOCKET — Officials at a Millinocket high school are trying to decide how to run their international student program because only seven Chinese students have committed to attending next month.

Officials at Stearns High School had hoped for 60 students.

In March, the school committee voted to bring the high school-age students from China to Stearns. They would be housed locally.

The school district would earn $24,000 tuition per student, or $1.4 million from 60 students. The money would cover expenses and offset the loss of tax revenue from local paper mills.

The Stearns school committee is going to meet Tuesday to decide what to do.

Board Chairman Arnold Hopkins tells the Bangor Daily News the meeting will decide what to do about the expected loss of revenue.

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