Guam - Governor Eddie Calvo signed several bills into law today including a pair dealing with island education and authored by freshman Republican Senator Aline Yamashita. Bill 32 now a public law reverts the Guam Education Board to a policy board, "I am so humbled and honored to have the support of the Guam Legislature and now, Governor Eddie Calvo," stated Yamashita.
"I am thankful that island leaders agree that the superintendent should have full authority to accompany full responsibility for our 31,000 students and 4,000 public servants throughout our public school system." She added.
Bill 64, now public law, allows the Guam Department of Education to enter into Public–Private Partnership for the maintenance, operation and repair of facilities. "As well, I am appreciative that the Guam Legislature and Governor Eddie Calvo agree that something different needs to be done to address our facilities.
This law provides for preventive measures so that schools are no longer shut down as our facilities and maintenance employees are provided the needed training and resources to ensure that each site is healthy and safe," Senator Yamashita stated.