$5 million approved for island charter schools - KUAM.com-KUAM News: On Air. Online. On Demand.

$5 million approved for island charter schools

Posted: Updated:
 by Isa Baza

Guam - Over $5 million has been approved for our island's charter schools at a meeting this afternoon. The Guam Academy Charter Schools Council held a meeting this afternoon at the Terlaje Building in Hagatna to discuss fiscal budgets for both the Guahan Academy Charter School and iLearn Academy Charter School.

GACS Council chair Rosa Palomo said, "The agenda is short and primarily it's to deal with, and by deal I mean hope, that my council will move forward with passing the budgets as have been submitted by both Guahan Academy and iLearn." Palomo noted that the council sets the budget using a meter of approximately $5,500 per student, and hopes to air on the side of caution as it is very difficult to increase a school's budget once set.

"It's much easier to decrease a budget than it is to increase a budget so we are going for the higher number. In anticipation and if that doesn't pan out then they can only draw down for the number of students that they actually have," Palomo added.

Guahan Academy has an expected enrollment of 640 students; while iLearn academy's enrollment is expected at 450 students. "We've had two separate work sessions on them in December so I think we're at the point where our questions have been answered and we're ready," she added.

Palomo confirmed that both school budgets had been approved, with Guahan Academy receiving a budget of $3 million and iLearn Academy approved for $2.5 million.

Funding is sourced from the General Fund, so both budgets will be forwarded to DOE, which will then work with DOA and the Legislature to get the funds released before the start of the spring semester. 
  • NEWS HEADLINESMore>>

  • 130 public health complaints under investigation

    130 public health complaints under investigation

    If you've noticed some unsanitary practices while dining out...well, you're not alone. Public Health currently has 130 complaints under investigation. The department's Division of Environmental Health is currently prioritizing each one based on the risk iMore >>
    If you've noticed some unsanitary practices while dining out...well, you're not alone. Public Health currently has 130 complaints under investigation. The department's Division of Environmental Health is currently prioritizing each one based on the risk iMore >>
  • Increase in demand creates four more Guam-Japan flights

    Increase in demand creates four more Guam-Japan flights

    There are more signs that the Japanese tourism market may be picking up. Citing an increase in demand, United Airlines is restoring four weekly 737-flights between Guam and Nagoya from December to the end of March. This adds another 1,000 seats a week, anMore >>
    There are more signs that the Japanese tourism market may be picking up. Citing an increase in demand, United Airlines is restoring four weekly 737-flights between Guam and Nagoya from December to the end of March. This adds another 1,000 seats a week, anMore >>
  • Man leads high-speed chase with children in car

    Man leads high-speed chase with children in car

    A 40 year old man is accused of leading police on a high speed chase through Dededo with two children inside the car. Alfred Heypwo Elias is charged with two counts of child abuse along with a special allegation of vulnerable victim, reckless conduct, andMore >>
    A 40 year old man is accused of leading police on a high speed chase through Dededo with two children inside the car. Alfred Heypwo Elias is charged with two counts of child abuse along with a special allegation of vulnerable victim, reckless conduct, andMore >>
Powered by Frankly