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Stakeholders fight against school closure

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by Nick Delgado

Guam - Stakeholders of FQ Sanchez elementary school spoke before Guam Education board members this morning fighting against the plans to shutdown the Umatac campus. Umatac mayor Dean Sanchez argues that education and board members salaries would not even exist without the school. He calls it a crisis that DOE is even considering closing the school.

An Evergreen Management audit states closing the school will save the department about $140,000 annually. Resident Gregory Quinata says common sense will tell DOE management should drop their salaries and hold off on building new schools. Residents expressed disappointment, as they feel the department will be closing a historical landmark.

Stakeholders also said enough is enough, and if DOE closes the school then they will march down to the governors office and the legislature to continue to voice their opposition to the closure. Board members continue the discussion in Barrigada.

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