Guam – The Department of Interior [DOI] has granted its approval for the construction of a new JFK High School in Upper Tumon.
Governor’s Spokeswoman Charlene Calip says the Governor’s office has received a letter from DOI.
The Guam Economic Development Authority and the Department of Public Works are expected to officially sign off on the construction contract with contractor IBC on Thursday and Calip said that the notice to proceed is expected to be issued on Friday.
The groundbreaking for JFK occurred on September 2, but the demolition of the building could not get underway until DOI signed off on the plan.
DOI’s approval was necessary because the property originally fell under DOI’s control and when the site was conveyed to the Government by the Secretary in 1952 it came with certain restrictions on the sale, lease or other disposition of the site.