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Won Pat pushing for a home for the Islanders

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by Michele Catahay

Guam - It's still unclear where JFK students will be housed come next school year, but chairwoman of the Legislative Committee on Education Speaker Judi Won Pat says she wants to ensure the kids have their own campus. Governor Felix Camacho said last week, the ball is now with the Department of Education.

Last year, the Camacho Administration spearheaded efforts to house students at Tiyan.

In the meantime, won pat says while she understands the governor's frustration, she's urging him to help.  "I'm urging the governor to come back and at least take care of the initial cost of the lease that we're currently paying this year and any other thing depending on what's available, I think we can address that later but for the most important thing is actually taking care of the lease for the interim high school because the board has taken the position that double-sessions won't cut it."

Won Pat says she's unsure how the lease will be funded and where the money will come from. She does say discussions on Bill 371 authored by Senator Ben Pangelinan may pave the way on where the Guam Legislature wants to go in order to find ways to fund the lease.

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