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DOE makes final push to expend $2.5M in ARRA

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by Krystal Paco

Guam - The clock is ticking for the department of education to encumber the remaining $2.5 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Trust funds set to expire at the end of this month.

DOE superintendent Jon Fernandez remains confident DOE can draw down the balance as contracts are quickly leaving his desk for review at the Attorney General's Office relative to southern high school's fire alarm system and funding for wireless projects at schools islandwide.

He said, "I think we've been working very well with the AG's Office and the governor's office. We all recognize that we're not in this to ask for another extension so they've been very cooperative with helping us through this process."

Fernandez says they are working on a Plan B in the event the remaining procurements are protested.

As we've been reporting, it was last year USDOE granted Guam DOE an extension to obligate the $60 million in ARRA funds intended for capital improvement projects.

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