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GFT optimistic about teacher contracts

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by Krystal Paco

Guam - Teacher contracts may be expired, but parties are optimistic about heading back to the negotiating table. Guam Federation of Teachers president Tim Fedenko says he's met with the Guam Education Board team for preliminary discussions as well as Governor Eddie Calvo's education advisor Vince Leon Guerrero. In the coming weeks he'll meet with DOE superintendent Jon Fernandez.

Fedenko tells KUAM some of his hopes for the new contract, saying, "I'd like to see music and art and P.E. come back into the elementary schools. I'd like to see full-time teachers teaching those subjects now once again money is money we all know that we're very strapped for money, but I believe with more heads at the table and logical thinking there are ways to get around that."

Fedenko also hopes to maintain smaller class sizes and provide full sets of textbooks for every classroom.

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