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Charter school only has three years on Tiyan grounds

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by Krystal Paco

Guam - Although they've dodged eviction thanks to GovGuam's recent purchase of CoreTech in Tiyan, the Guahan Academy Charter School shouldn't get too comfortable on their school grounds.

As Governor Eddie Calvo's education advisor Vince Leon Guerrero tells KUAM News, the two buildings that currently house the island's first charter school serves as an incubator program to be used for three years maximum.

"After that it gives them three years to secure financing because they've proven themselves an effective, viable model that people want to flock and they'll be able to attract investors that will be able to put up money to support the cause," he said.

Leon Guerrero says its understandable that securing a school site is a major roadblock in starting up any new school, which is why the Guahan Academy and future charters won't be paying rent for the Tiyan space.

As we've been reporting, this is the Guahan Academy Charter School's first year in operation. The school currently has a student enrollment of 500 for grades kinder through eighth but have expressed plans for growth to accommodate high school grades as well.

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