3 charter school bills now law

104
The governor said the charter schools have grown to give legitimate alternatives in education. (PNC photo)

Governor Lou Leon Guerrero has signed three charter school-related bills into law.

In signing the bills, the governor said she’s thankful that the Legislature shares her passion for ensuring that the island’s youth has access to the best education that fits their individual needs.

Signed into law were:

* Bill 57-35 relative to the process of approving or denying charter school petitions;
* Bill 106-35 relative to separating the Guam Academy Charter Schools budgetary and organizational process from the Guam Department of Education; and
* Bill 107-35 relative to accreditation and the renewal period for charter schools.

Ten years after the Guam Academy Charter School Act was enacted, the governor said the island is now seeing the results and the charter schools have grown to give legitimate alternatives in education.

“These bills indicate not only the need to be continuously mindful of how legislation affects real-life practice but more importantly, the positive momentum towards fulfilling the original goals of the Guam Academy Charter School Act,” the governor wrote in her letter accompanying her action on the bills.

##