The proposed GDOE FY17 budget and report will be presented to the Guam Legislature on Jauary 30th.
Guam – The Guam Education Board approved the Guam Department of Education’s proposed FY 2017 budget of about $326-million dollars, which is an increase of $93 million compared to GDOE’s FY16 budget.
At a board meeting this afternoon, GDOE’s finance team along with Superintendent Jon Fernandez say they collectively agreed that the FY17 proposed budget of about $326-million is adequate and sufficient to meet GDOE’s core mission. Over the past couple of months, GDOE school administrators held public hearings for respective schools from October to November. After several work sessions, the Finance and Budget committee in collaboration with Fernandez and his budget team collected all the school reports and came up with a budget amount. Fernandez explains that the $93 million dollar increase from last fiscal year’s budget comes down to four core principles.