GDOE Still Working to Get Off High-Risk Grantee Status


GDOE might also receive more money from the federal government in SY2017-18.

Guam – GDOE Superintendent Jon Fernandez is back on island after meeting with US DOE officials.


The agenda for his annual trip consisted of working with US DOE for the consolidated grant application, which supplements a lot of GDOE programs and instructional equipment and supplies, discussing preparations for the Every Student Succeeds Act for School Year 2017-2018, and updating US DOE on the transition process to get GDOE off hish-risk grantee status. After receiving a clean audit for FY 2015, GDOE is just waiting for a compliance report from the Office of Public Accountability.

Fernandez says, “So part of our transition plan consisted of improvements we’ve laid out over time, but at the end of those workstreams is a requirement for us that we test and validate those improvements, make sure we identify risks and create a Corrective Action Plan internal before we ask US DOE to come do its analysis or ask for an auditor to review those issues.”

GDOE is also undergoing procurement for a third party fiduciary agent contract which expires on October 30th.