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Tenorio weighs arguments over proper use of GDOE building

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The ongoing disagreement between the Guam Department of Education and the Guahan Academy Charter School related to the use of Building E continues.

GDOE announced last week the building was going to be used for a Chamoru language revitalization center. GACS, however, has been asking to use the facility for extra classroom space to accommodate increasing enrollment. GACS Chief Administrator and Former Speaker Dr. Judi Won Pat wrote Adelup to make the final decision.

Acting Gov. Josh Tenorio says he's met with both sides.

"I'm very optimistic that we will be able to come up with something that definitely meets the demands of the students of Guam," he said. "I just want to say for GACS just analyzing and seeing I think there's been some good progress in stabilizing that school. I think Dr. Won Pat has a big, good educational vision. And so there's no question there's facility needs the department of education has been doing remarkable work also in meeting the needs of our public school students."

Superintendent Jon Fernandez says he's looking forward to finding a solution and partner with GACS.

"It shouldn't be about facilities it should be about how we are both improving our public schools as well as our public charter schools," he said. "We look forward to just continue that conversation. I know that she did make a direct appeal to the governor because I informed her that we are simply tenants just as she is a tenant in buildings that the government leases, and if the governor wants to find some resolution we're happy to work with her and the team."

The acting governor tells KUAM he is optimistic that in a few days an announcement should be made.

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