6 Oct 2009

Guam education department threatened with third party management

10:12 am on 6 October 2009

The United States Department of Education is threatening the Guam DOE that it may ask the local school system to hire a third party to improve management of federal money for island public schools.

The school system has until October 13 to explain it can be trusted with federal grant money, and without a satisfactory response, Guam DOE could lose millions in annual funding.

The Guam DOE Superintendent Nerissa Bretania Underwood says she

needs more information about what a third-party manager would do.

She hopes to get an answers when she holds a conference call with U.S. DOE today.