Guam – Federally Funded programs in the Guam Department of Education will continue with normal operations under the Federal Government shutdown that began on Tuesday.
According to a news release from GDOE today, federally funded employees are to continue to report to work to fulfill program objectives. Previously approved programs at GDOE will not be affected, according to the news release.
But there are still some unknowns on how the shutdown will impact the department. The release states that it is unclear if the shutdown will delay the notification of the fiscal year 2013 grant award.
“I have instructed my staff to stay on top of this situation and to report to me immediately any signs of our programs being adversely affected,” Superintendent Jon Fernandez is quoted in the release. “I don’t want to see our student programs that are supplemented through federal monies impacted.”
GDOE receives federal funding for Head Start, Special Education, Child Nutrition and the Title V-A Consolidated Grant that help fund several programs impacting several thousands of children daily.