Capacity scenarios for expanded GDOE face-to-face learning discussed

Guam Department of Education (PNC file photo)

The Guam Education Board held a work session meeting to discuss the possible expansion of face-to-face instruction

During the GEB meeting, they discussed the status of where their students are currently in the 3 models of learning and presented draft plans for the return to face-to-face instruction.

GDOE Superintendent Jon Fernandez says Gov. Lou Leon Guerrero has confidence to not only have GDOE open schools for face-to-face instruction, but also for them to expand face-to-face instruction

Deputy Superintendent Joe Sanchez says the draft plan includes possible capacity scenarios.

If schools are under capacity, there will be the possibility of allowing multiple days of attendance for schools that are under capacity, with more instructional time than others.

According to Fernandez, based on their current data, 36 out of the 41 schools are able to move hard copy students to face-to-face instructions. But GDOE is still allowing parents to have options.

If parents are still uncomfortable with sending their children to face-to-face instruction, GDOE would recommend switching them to the online model of learning.

But even if GDOE is mulling over different scenarios, they are still planning to expand face-to-face instruction.