June 25, 2018
Hagåtña — The Territorial Education Facilities Fund (TEFF) doesn’t cover Guam Department of Education’s rebuilding Simon Sanchez High School because Senators didn’t appropriate money to that specific purpose.
Sen. Frank Aguon authored a bill giving the Department of Education authority to oversee Simon Sanchez High School’s reconstruction but failed to provide funding.
Current and recent budget bills include appropriations to the Department of Education for various things, including Tiyan lease, JFK, and DOE operations.
The authorizing legislation utilized TEFF funding for the lease payment of Simon Sanchez High School — and there is no lease payment.
The fact is the executive branch has reduced personnel costs and continues to live within its budget and commitment to the $30 million cuts required, respecting the financial position of the government.

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