Senator Tony Ada Intros Bill To Allow FSM Citizens Like Ancito Walter To Serve on Education Board

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Guam – Senator Tony Ada has proposed a change to the qualifications for an appointed Education Board member.

Senator Ada Monday introduced Bill No. 46-31 which would limit the requirement that members of the Guam Education Board be U.S. citizens to elected members only. The measure is co-sponsored by Senator Judi Guthertz.

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The change would allow non-U.S. citizens, like Ancito Walter to be appointed to the Board.

“I believe that our school system could benefit greatly from having education board members that are non-citizens. A good example is Dr. Ancito Walter. I believe that Dr. Walter would have been a tremendous asset to the board. It is unfortunate that he is not eligible to serve.”, states Senator Ada.