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Bamba: DOE to blame for shortfall

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by Nick Delgado

Guam - Chief of staff for the governor, George Bamba, says the Department of Education has no one to blame for its financial condition but itself.  "They were told months ago there was cash," he said.  "Because our revenues were dropping or weren't projected, we weren't going to collect the projected revenues that everybody including DOE and everybody should adjust their budgets accordingly they went on as if nothing was going to happen as if the sky was not going to fall but they were given notice after notice that look you need to adjust."

The Guam Education Policy Board is holding an emergency meeting this evening to discuss DOE's $8 million shortfall.  On Wednesday Superintendent Dr. Nerissa Bretania Underwood certified that an emergency exists, and she maintains they need the funding or else schools could shutdown.

Tonight's GEPB meeting is scheduled for 6.

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