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Charter school expansion will need further council review

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 by Jolene Toves

Guam - The Guahan Academy Charter School is planning to expand. The GACS board of trustees has submitted its proposal to the Charter School Council. According to council member Jon Fernandez however several pieces of information is still needed in order for them to make a recommendation.

He told KUAM News, "I think for the coming school year we have actually with the proposed budget wanted them to stay in place and demonstrate the sustainability of their operation and enable for the school to continue for those children who are over there."

According to GACS principal Donna Dwiggins the intent in the original charter was to expand one grade per year but as we reported the Legislature only approved a budget of $5,500 per pupil for up to 520 students. Because of this Fernandez says they are at status quo as far as the charter school council allowing them to operate but the expansion will need further review. 
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