GDOE, private schools re-open today

Guam Department of Education (PNC file photo)

Classes will resume at all 41 Guam Department of Education schools today. The Archdiocese of Agaña also confirmed that all Catholic schools will resume classes today after a one-day pause due to Supertyphoon Hagibis.

ASPIRE and after school sports programs will also resume as regularly scheduled on Wednesday.

According to GDOE public information officer Isa Baza, post-typhoon assessments were conducted by school administrators and staff on Tuesday afternoon, following the declaration of Condition of Readiness 4. While some schools experienced minor water or facilities damage, Baza said these issues have since been resolved, and no major issues will prevent schools from opening.

“Thank you to our school administrators and Facilities & Maintenance staff for conducting these post-typhoon assessments and ensuring that all schools are ready to open tomorrow,” GDOE Superintendent Jon Fernandez said in a release. “I would also like to thank our employees who spent time away from their families throughout the night to keep our community safe by staffing emergency shelters at Machananao Elementary School, B.P. Carbullido Elementary School, and Inarajan Middle School.”

Three GDOE schools operated as emergency shelters throughout Super Typhoon Hagibis, housing roughly 145 individuals, including 69 children.