THE $9.3 million allocated to Brooks High School in the state budget has been cut by $2 million.
The funding for major infrastructure works has been reduced to $7.3 million following the announcement the school was also set to get the soon to be vacant and relatively new Rocherlea Primary School, which amalgamates with Mayfield Primary School from next year.
Brooks was the largest benefactor of Education Department infrastructure funding in the budget.
The funding is part of the government's $65 million, four-year Building Better Schools Policy.
A department spokesman said yesterday that the Rocherlea buildings would provide additional facilities to the high school.
"This will mean that infrastructure funding requirements for the school may not be as great as previously identified," he said.
"The department is currently working with the school about infrastructure funding requirements."
He said the funding not utilised at Brooks would be used in other capital works programs at other schools.
Members of the Brooks capital works committee visited the relatively new Port Sorell Primary School and redeveloped Burnie High School last week as part of their planning.
Work at Brooks is expected to get under way next year and be completed by 2015.