Tuesday, 09 May 2017

Senators introduce bill to start immediate repairs on Simon Sanchez campus

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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.

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. 

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