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PIZZA HUT BOOK-IT PACKETS NOW AVAILABLE

The Pizza Hut BOOK-IT! program motivates children to ready by rewarding their reading accomplishments with praise, recognition and pizza! The packets are now available for elementary teachers aft the GFT office in Mangilao. Packets will be distributed on a first come, first serve basis. For more information, contact the GFT office at 735-4390.

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PPE DONATION FOR HEALTHCARE WORKERS

GFT would like to thank the Chinese American Fraternal Organization, C100 and the American Federation of Teachers for donating PPE to healthcare workers on Guam. C100 donated 400 n95 masks for healthcare professionals and were distributed by GFT to members of the Department of Health and Human Services. AFT donated 400 face shields and 4000 disposable masks. The PPE will be distributed to various agencies on Guam.

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GUAM EDUCATION BOARD CANDIDATE RESPONSES

GFT’s Committee on Political Education (COPE) is working to keep members and voters educated for the upcoming election. COPE sent out a questionnaire to candidates running for the Guam Education Board with issues relevant to our members. You can find the responses here.

*GFT was unable to reach out to nonincumbents running for office.

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GUAM SENATORIAL CANDIDATES ON THE ISSUES

GFT’s COPE Committee (Committee on Political Education) is dedicated to ensuring members are updated and educated when it comes to elections. The Progressive Democrats of Guam (PDG) submitted a 6-question survey to all Senatorial candidates on October 1st. PDG’s survey seeks to raise important issues for candidates and voters and give us an opportunity to better inform Guam voters by evaluating candidates on issues of importance, such as:

  • Unemployment insurance
  • Layoffs caused by cutting the Business Privilege Tax
  • Providing additional compensation for essential workers
  • Providing PPE for workers
  • Advancing healthcare for all
  • Enhancing enforcement of environmental protection laws

PDG highlighted seven of those candidates’ responses. Their responses can be viewed here.

*GFT is not endorsing any candidates for 2020 elections.

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GDOE HIGH SCHOOL START TIMES

GDOE has decided to let school communities vote on schedules for high schools during virtual instruction. Teachers should have received a survey this week via their GDOE email. If you did not receive one, please contact your leadership team.