Guam - A public hearing will be held this afternoon regarding the Guam Charter Schools Academy. The measure, introduced by Speaker Judi Won Pat, states that charter school applications must be submitted by August 1, and the committee will then have 60 days to act on the application.

The measure also authorizes the Guam Certification Office to handle clerical and administrative support rather than the Department of Education. The hearing is scheduled for 5pm today in the Legislature's Public Hearing Room.