by Krystal Paco
Guam - The remaining $7.5 million in Department of Education stimulus funds no longer appear to be in jeopardy, this after superintendent Jon Fernandez announced that a recently protested air conditioning contract will now move forward after a settlement was reached this past weekend between the competing vendors. J&B Modern Tech, who won the original contract in July, and JMI Edison, who succeeded in staying the contract in a protest to the Office of Public Accountability notified Fernandez earlier today that they had reached an agreement that would allow DOE to continue to procure and install over 2,100 air conditioners throughout Guam's public schools. Fernandez added both companies worked all weekend to see if they could find a resolution. they were successful, and he is thankful for their commitment and assistance.