Charter school cooperating with oversight - KUAM.com-KUAM News: On Air. Online. On Demand.

Charter school cooperating with oversight

Posted: Updated:

by Krystal Paco

Guam - Guahan Academy Charter School officials may have kept their lips sealed before lawmakers at an oversight hearing held earlier this week, but it looks like they're cooperating now.

Committee chair on education Speaker Judi Won Pat confirms the school has been transmitting documents to her office regarding the school's annual report and budgeting. This follows her directive on Tuesday to subpoena documents and reschedule the hearing because school leadership kept hush, deferring all questions to attorney, Daniel Somerfleck.

"Subpoena is always a last resort for any committee to use. And that day when they refused to speak to us and only wanted to do it through their attorney basically left the committee with no choice but to exercise its authority then to subpoena records," KUAM News was told.

Won Pat adds that because the charter school operates with local funds, the legislature has oversight of the school.

Guam law provides $5,500 per Guahan Academy student, which comes out of the Department of Education budget.

  • NEWS HEADLINESMore>>

  • Calvo officially requests for disaster declaration

    Calvo officially requests for disaster declaration

    Gov. Eddie Calvo has sent his official request to President Donald Trump for a major disaster declaration. He is asking that the entire territory be made eligible for public assistance, individual assistance and the Hazard mitigation grant program. CalvoMore >>
    Gov. Eddie Calvo has sent his official request to President Donald Trump for a major disaster declaration. He is asking that the entire territory be made eligible for public assistance, individual assistance and the Hazard mitigation grant program. Calvo More >>
  • Trial pushed back again for prison murder

    Trial pushed back again for prison murder

    Trial is pushed back yet again for the defendants charged in connection to last year's murder at the Department of Corrections. As reported, Edrite "Manson" Isar was found dead in his jail cell at the Hagatna lockup. Though it was initially believed he diMore >>
    Trial is pushed back yet again for the defendants charged in connection to last year's murder at the Department of Corrections. As reported, Edrite "Manson" Isar was found dead in his jail cell at the Hagatna lockup. Though it was initially believed he diMore >>
  • Lost Indonesian teen found in Guam waters after drifting for 49 days

    Lost Indonesian teen found in Guam waters after drifting for 49 days

    A miraculous rescue happened in waters just off Guam. An Indonesian teen was found drifting in our waters after after strong winds blew him more than a thousand miles away from his home in North Sulawesi. The Strait Times reports Aldi Adilang, 19, was a lMore >>
    A miraculous rescue happened in waters just off Guam. An Indonesian teen was found drifting in our waters after after strong winds blew him more than a thousand miles away from his home in North Sulawesi. The Strait Times reports Aldi Adilang, 19, was a lMore >>
Powered by Frankly