$100 Million Dollars for GDOE Capital Improvement Projects

Guam Department of Education (PNC file photo)

In education news – Capital improvement projects for GDOE are predicted to cost approximately 100 million dollars.

PNC’s Damen Michael has this story

Concerns for our student’s safety have been the topic of discussion for a while now. Pictures and videos circulated through social media and other sources have brought concerns to our island’s parents and students.

In a statement to PNC by the Governor’s Communications Director, Krystal Paco San Agustin, ” The Governor has maintained close communication with the Acting Superintendent since his appointment. Their mutual priority is ensuring that all students and staff have a safe learning environment and that education goes uninterrupted. DOE has federal money available for school repair. The Acting Superintendent will be presenting a plan to address the concerns.”

During a recent rotary club meeting Francis Santos, Acting Superintendent for the Guam Department of Education, shared that there are approximately 287 Million dollars in federal funding that can be distributed towards capital improvement projects. ‘

Santos said, ” So to keep a safe environment for the kids were gonna have to make some really important tough decision which may include possibly shutting schools down.”

The Acting Superintendent added, ” the safety of our students is paramount at GDOE.”

PNC Reached out to GDOE and Superintendent Santos for a comment, but none was given as of this broadcast.

Reporting for the Pacific News Center,
I’m Damen Michael.

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Damen Michael A. Borja is PNC’s Interim Social Media Editor and a Broadcast Reporter. A young entrepreneur and a jack of all trades. Damen Michael graduated from the University of Guam with a Bachelors of Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing. He has dabbled in different fields of business including from sales, finance, marketing, administrative, and operations. Damen Michael has a passion for learning and always looks to educate himself on something new everyday. He began his journey in media in June of the year 2021 as a Broadcast Reporter covering predominately Education, Business, Lifestyle and more.