Council approves renewal of Guahan Academy's charter - KUAM.com-KUAM News: On Air. Online. On Demand.

Council approves renewal of Guahan Academy's charter

Posted: Jun 14, 2018 6:25 PM Updated:

The council votes in favor of Guahan Academy Charter School's renewal. Three Council Members Cel Babuata, Frankie Toves, and Dr. Walter voted for renewal. While, Council member Yuka Oguma did not vote in favor. Councilwoman Amanda Blas sat out of the vote.

Though GACS was unable to meet the requirement of accreditation in 5 years, the Council made a decision based on "majority rule". The approval of the Council renews the Charter for another 5 years. An amendment was added to create two new committees to address accreditation, led by Cel Babuata and finance, headed by Frankie Toves.

Currently GACS has yet to hear back about a letter of appeal they sent to WASC, regarding a denial of candidacy for accreditation.

The Council hopes to work with school officials to address deficiencies, including finding a new campus for GACs middle school after a letter of eviction due to nonpayment earlier this year.

  • NEWS HEADLINESMore>>

  • Hiker hurt in fall at Tarzan Falls

    Hiker hurt in fall at Tarzan Falls

    The Guam Fire Department responded to a call of a distressed hiker call in Tarzan Falls Sunday afternoon. Rescue personnel from GFD responded to the scene just after 1pm. GFD spokesperson Kevin Reilly says the hiker sustained minor injuries from a fall. UMore >>
    The Guam Fire Department responded to a call of a distressed hiker call in Tarzan Falls Sunday afternoon. Rescue personnel from GFD responded to the scene just after 1pm. GFD spokesperson Kevin Reilly says the hiker sustained minor injuries from a fall. UMore >>
  • Man dies after hit-and-run

    Man dies after hit-and-run

    A man walking on the road was killed in a hit-and-run last night in Maite. According to Guam Police Department spokesman Sgt. Paul Tapao, preliminary investigation suggests that a 50-year-old man was struck while walking on an eastbound Route 8 laneMore >>
    A man walking on the road was killed in a hit-and-run last night in Maite. According to Guam Police Department spokesman Sgt. Paul Tapao, preliminary investigation suggests that a 50-year-old man was struck while walking on an eastbound Route 8 lane More >>
  • Pedestrian suffers serious injuries in crash

    Pedestrian suffers serious injuries in crash

    A man is seriously injured after being hit by a car in Maite. It happened on route 8 in front of Coast 360 around 11:01pm Saturday. First responders had been called to the scene of an auto-pedestrian crash. Medics performed CPR, as they rushed the unidentMore >>
    A man is seriously injured after being hit by a car in Maite. It happened on route 8 in front of Coast 360 around 11:01pm Saturday. First responders had been called to the scene of an auto-pedestrian crash. Medics performed CPR, as they rushed the unidentMore >>
Powered by Frankly