Some of the major problems at the schools include tin or plywood coming off, fencing repairs, canopy repairs, removal of debris, and restroom issues.
Guam – The Guam Department of Education has wrapped up their school visits to the secondary schools this week and will be conducting walk-throughs of the island’s elementary schools.
According to GDOE Superintendent Jon Fernandez, the secondary schools are the ones with the most need in terms of maintenance because they are the older facilities. Fernandez explains that they conduct walk-throughs every summer to identify and address major needs before the start of the school year. According to Fernandez, they aim to meet the minimum requirements of the Adequate Education Act, meaning the schools have the sufficient number of working restrooms and there are no immediate health and safety concerns. So far, Fernandez says, some of the major problems at the schools they’ve already visited include tin or plywood coming off, fencing repairs, canopy repairs, removal of debris, and restroom issues.