29 Jun 2017

Guam Education Dept worried about US budget cut

3:25 pm on 29 June 2017

Guam's Education Superintendent says US President Donald Trump's proposed 2018 budget, if passed, could mean up to $US8 million in funding cuts for the island's public schools.

Jon Fernandez said the potential funding cut was significant, so the Guam Department of Education needed a solid contingency plan.

He told the Pacific Daily News that they wouldn't feel the effect until next school year, but they needed to start planning.

Mr Fernandez said there would be a review our federal programs to determine the best use of resources.

He says if the budget passed as proposed, Guam would receive only $US20 million in consolidated grants next year.