The Guam Department of Education announced the cancellation of classes at Agueda I. Johnston Middle School (AIJMS) and Ordot Chalan Pago Elementary School (OCPES) on Monday, September 16, 2019.
Local contractors will continue spraying insecticide at the two schools, according to a release. The process started Sunday as part of the Department of Public Health and Social Services’ efforts to prevent local transmission of dengue.
Classes are expected to resume as regularly scheduled at all other GDOE schools.
According to GDOE, the school closures will provide an opportunity for school administrators to disseminate information about the recent insecticide spraying protocols and other pertinent information to faculty, staff, and students.
“We want to provide ample time for our school administrators to complete the work to be done at our campuses, and also to also provide all relevant information to faculty, students, and families,” GDOE Superintendent Jon Fernandez said. “We hope our stakeholders will understand as we work to provide information in a thorough manner and allay any concerns.”
Unless otherwise announced, classes will continue as regularly scheduled at both OCPES and AIJMS on Tuesday, September 17.