by Mindy Aguon
Guam - Superintendent Dr. Nerissa Bretania Underwood has certified an emergency at the Department of Education. The certification has prompted the Guam Education Policy Board to hold an emergency board meeting on Thursday night to discuss DOE's financial condition.
The Governor's Office today submitted the application for the $20 million that Guam is eligible for from the Education Job Fund. DOE sent its request for the funds to Adelup about two weeks ago, hoping to use the funds to avoid from closing down schools.
Underwood says the funds have also been combined with DOE's 2011 budget. She says they also hope to use the money to retain employee positions at the school level. The board will meet at 6pm Friday night.
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