St. Anthony Catholic School in Tamuning has filed a report with the Guam Police Department regarding approximately $17,000 in missing funds that were collected at the school from late February to May.
The school’s inability to submit timely financial reports prompted the Archdiocesan Finance Office to initiate an indepth review on May 22 which uncovered major discrepancies related to the deposit of funds at the school, according to Archdiocese of Agana.
The Archdiocese said the Archdiocesan Finance Office, working in close coordination with the school administration, conducted a series of meetings and examination of financial documents at St. Anthony.
The Finance Office held a meeting on June 1 with Principal Lorena Chaco and members of the school board and the police report the same day.
“Archbishop Michael Byrnes and St. Anthony Principal Lorena Chaco both wish to assure the public and especially parents of children attending St. Anthony that the archdiocese is working diligently on this matter,” the archdiocese said in a press release. “The Church takes these matters very seriously and thanks parents and families for their continued confidence and support of the school.”