GDOE Assures Parents of Safety Measures in Light of Power Outages

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According to GDOE, if the length of power outage exceeds four hours, school leaders will take the necessary appropriate actions to coordinate for school closure.

Guam – In light of the ongoing scheduled power outages throughout the island, the Guam Department of Education is advising parents that bus pick up and drop off times may be delayed.

 

The Guam Department of Education assures students, faculty, and staff that GDOE is actively monitoring Guam Power Authority’s scheduled power outages.

A press release from GDOE says schools are to remain open as planned, but parents are encouraged to provide ample time for bus pickup and drop-off as well as transporting students to and from school.

According to GDOE, if the length of power outage exceeds four hours, school leaders will take the necessary appropriate actions to coordinate for school closure. GDOE also notes that the length of time in power outage may vary depending on the school and their respective procedures.

GDOE also assures that their central office and school leaders are actively monitoring the scheduled power outages to ensure continued safety. The Emergency Operations Center is now activated by the Department of Homeland Security with GDOE representatives on hand to receive and provide updates during the scheduled outages until power is fully restored. GPA notes that water services to schools will not be impacted.

Despite the continued service, students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to bring bottled water to stay hydrated throughout the day.