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Board wants to hear about DOE's money

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by Michele Catahay

Guam - The Guam Education Policy Board is expected hear a status report from Superintendent Dr. Nerissa Bretania Underwood during a meeting scheduled to be held this evening in Hagatna. The Department of Education has been forced to deal with multiple changes from the lack of money to cover operations and power to a threat that federal employees would be furloughed.

While DOE has been given the okay to finally use federal funds,-newly elected board chairman Ron Ayuyu says the superintendent needs to find a way to start saving some money.  He said, "If we get the request from the federal funding and cover back the expense for the local funding, what I'd like to see is that rest assured, we have some money on the side.

"We don't want to wait with the Department of Administration saying that with a full allotment approved, that is still short and that there's not enough cash flow coming in. we have should have a reserved account where we can cover that and keep the door open."

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