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Charter school's validity in question

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by Krystal Paco

Guam - A former Guam Education Board member is questioning the validity of the Guahan Academy Charter School's charter.

At a Guam Charter School Council meeting held today, former GEB member Barry Mead discussed a letter he addressed to the council back in July 2013. In his letter, he questions whether the charter school abides by Guam law as Department of Revenue & Taxation records may prove otherwise.

Mead says he points this out because the charter school does fall under the Department of Education and could negatively impact DOE's ability to receive federal funding in the future.

"The goal here is to fix it. It's not to take anything away from anyone. It's not to demean anything. Because we have over 500 children affected by this. But the idea is that moving forward in the future to ensure that it possibly doesn't happen again. If in fact its happened," he said.

The issue has been forwarded to the Attorney General's Office for review. The council agreed to allow the school to continue operations as well as make appropriate amendments should the AG's Office deem necessary.

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