GDOE seeks community input on school safety

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Guam – Do you have a concern about the safety within our island’s public schools? If so now is your chance to be heard.

With the launch of the Governor’s School Safety Partnership, the administration and GDOE is seeking input from the community in an effort to strengthen and improve school safety.

Formed in February the group consists of members from the Guam Department of Education, Guam Police Department, Guam Behavioral Health and Wellness Center, Department of Public Works, and Guam Homeland Security.

Lieutenant Governor Josh Tenorio said, The three tiered program focuses on behavioral health, improving law enforcement responsiveness, and school facility improvements.

The group is co-chaired by GDOE Superintendent Jon Fernandez and Tenorio.

According to GDOE Spokeswoman Isa Baza, as part of efforts to assess and improve school safety, the group has launched an online survey to solicit feedback from the community.

The 10 question survey was launched online on May 6, 2019, as the Governor’s School Safety Partnership conducted stakeholder meetings in northern, central, and southern schools.

Parents, students, faculty, staff, and community members are invited to share suggestions, feedback, and comments regarding school safety by filling out the survey available on the GDOE website.

Survey responses will be accepted until May 31, 2019.