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Underwood says current GEPB works fine

by Sabrina Salas Matanane

Guam - Although she hasn't actually seen Bill 424, which essentially reverts the selection process for the Guam Education Policy Board, giving the governor the authority to appoint all nine members (subject to approval by the Guam Legislature), Department of Education Superintendent Dr. Nerissa Bretania Underwood had feedback to offer on the proposed legislation, authored by Vice-Speaker B.J. Cruz.

"There isn't a system that we know of that is perfect. There's room for improvement, but since my tenure as superintendent, we have seen that with the current system with an elected board is that you actually have the voice of the constituents," she told KUAM News.  "And so we have members there who actually are rooted in the communities that they represent and they do come to the board with the policies that would best meet the needs of our students."

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