DOE Superintendent Thinks JFK’s $200M Price Tag Worth Every Penny


Guam – Next Thursday the groundbreaking of the new John F. Kennedy campus will take place in Upper Tumon.

According to Guam Economic Development Authority Administrator Tony Blaz,  the JFK lease agreement will be $6.7 million over the next 30 years. Once the school is paid off, its estimated that it will have cost taxpayers over $200 million. Some critics think that price might be too high for the new campus, but DOE Superintendent Dr. Nerissa Underwood disagrees

Underwood says, “For me, the education of our students is priceless. So at this point, I am going to close my eyes to the cost. If this means our students will be  in an environment that is conducive to learning and they are provided a home of their own, then at this point it is worth it, every penny.”

Underwood is excited for all the JFK stakeholders. The groundbreaking will take place next Thursday (Sept 2nd) at 3PM to ensure that all the JFK students and teachers can attend this event.