GEPB Meets To Approve Their Spending Priorities For FY 2011

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Guam – The Guam Education Policy Board asked for a special meeting Monday night to set their spending priorities for the year ahead. But the new GovGuam health insurance plan is expected to add additional costs and the Board now has to recalculate its priorities.

GDOE Deputy of Finance Taling Taitano says she doesn’t know yet what impact the new SelectCare health insurance plan will have on the budget.

But she points out that Guam DOE’s budget this year is $83 million dollars less than what they originally asked for.

The budget approved by the Board last March was for $267 million dollars, but the legislature only approved a budget of $184 million.

Taitano says the Board must now prioritize its spending priorities.