A few hitches, but GDOE says first day of 5-day schedule was generally smooth

Guam Department of Education (PNC file photo)

There were a few hitches, like the inclement weather and the shortage of DPW bus drivers, but all in all, the Guam Department of Education believes that the first day of the return to 5-day in-person instruction proceeded generally smoothly.

“We are still collecting more input from the schools but overall, today went relatively smooth,” GDOE public information officer Michelle Franquez told PNC in a brief interview.

She acknowledged that the inclement weather did present challenges and some schools had some issues with traffic and minor delays.

“Although some schools did see some overcrowding, our school teams are adapting to accommodate the increase of the in-person student population. We would like to extend our heartfelt thanks and appreciation to our school administrators, faculty, and staff for doing their best to help the first day move smoothly,” Franquez said.

She added: “And we would like to thank our DPW bus drivers for ensuring our students arrived safely and on time to campus. There were a couple of late busses but that is to be expected with the heavy rains and increased traffic.”

Franquez said they will be monitoring the traffic flow this week to iron out any remaining kinks.