by Krystal Paco
Guam - The Calvo Administration and the Department of Education are still mulling over what the government will do with its lease with CoreTech. Officials have confirmed the Tiyan facility will be used for educational purposes and tax credits will be used as payment, but a decision has yet to be made over how doe will use the ready to move in facility.
A meeting was held today between interim superintendent Taling Taitano, Guam Education Board chairman Francis Santos and governor's chief of staff Frank Arriola regarding the possibility of moving Untalan Middle School to Tiyan temporarily to allow for renovations. Taitano says her biggest concern is finding the money, saying, "We're continuing to talk with the Governor's Office on the possibility of using the Tiyan facility as a possible site for a school.
"Our biggest concern is that in our existing budget there is really no room for additional expenses, and so for things like the lease of the campus or additional collateral equipment, the cost to move those kinds of things we're a little concerned about."
Taitano says if Untalan does move, she hopes the Administration would identify the funding to renovate the Barrigada campus. DOE and Untalan stakeholders have recommended that the move be scheduled for the summer to allow additional time for planning logistics.