Guam- Despite payment issues by the Department of Education (DOE), come Monday, students will have buses to ride to summer school.
Department of Public Works (DPW) Bus Operations Superintendent Frank Taitano says they are working out a deal with DOE to service students who will be attending summer school. DOE currently owes DPW over $374 thousand dollars for summer school services in 2008 and 2009.
Taitano says parents should check in with their child’s respective school for the summer bus schedule. However, pick up points will start at 6:30 am on Monday.
Transportation and Maintenance Superintendent Paul Cepeda also says the current fleet of buses is enough to cater to the students.
“Yes, we have more than enough buses to bus the kids to school cause not all the schools are open or all the kids going to summer school. So we do have enough school buses for the summer.”
A total of 106 school buses are operational, as many are normally down for maintenance purposes when the regular school year ends. DPW is looking to get its fleet up to 130 buses by the end of summer.