Senators introduce bill to start immediate repairs on Simon Sanchez campusWritten by Rebecca Elmore
Guam - As promised, the duo of senators introduced a measure to jumpstart repairs for the dilapidated Simon Sanchez High School.
If passed, Bill 87 will transfer $430,000 from Capitol District Fund to the Guam Department of Education to start repairs to leaking roofs, temporary classrooms, and air-conditioning units at the Yigo campus.
A press release from the bills’ authors Senator Dennis Rodriguez Jr. and Joe San Agustin says: “these repairs are necessary to ensure students won't endure double sessions or shutdown due to a shortage of usable classrooms.”
The bill comes on the heels of an immediate pull of the controversial measure to convert Simon Sanchez to a charter school.
Passionate outcry from stakeholders sparked the change and the promise to do something about the campus without the disputed transition.
The press release indicates that at least $1 million is needed for immediate repairs.
San Agustin in a statement to the media wrote, "Senator Rodriguez and I made a commitment to the kids to keep the school open. We will find a way until procurement issues are resolved."
Click on the attached document below to read the entire bill.