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GEPB Board Chairman Speaks to Northern Rotary Club

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The problems surrounding the Department of Education was the focus of the Northern Rotary Club of Guam this afternoon in Tumon. Guam Education Policy Board chair Joe San Agustin explained why 33 schools had to be shut down for three days and how the department will make up for those days. Additionally he also spoke about an Attorney General opinion from 2008 that says the GEPB, the Legislature, and the Governor are all responsible for ensuring an adequate public education. San Agustin said "It's not the governor that must provide the adequate education it's the government of Guam that means all three branches the Governor the Legislature and the Judicial System but its within the authority of the Legislature to ensure that adequate education is provided because they're the one that controls the purse you know the governor reaches in the purse and divies it out to everybody but they control the purse they're the governing authority really of the Guam Public School System." San Agustin also spoke about the shortage of textbooks in the schools and how the board has been pushing DOE to iron out procurement problems with textbooks and to utilize books that some schools are keeping locked away in storage rooms.

 


 

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