VIDEO: GEB Board Chair Favors Re-Districting To Solve GWHS Overcrowding Woes


Guam – While School Administrators at George Washington High School favor the idea of going to an extended day to solve the problem of overcrowding, Guam Education Board Chair Francis Santos prefers another option.

“My personal preference, take students to a location where a there is a lot of space which is mainly Southern High School” Santos said prior to giving a presentation at the Rotary Club of Guam Meeting today.

“[Southern High School] can easily accommodate 500, maybe 700 more students” Santos added.

Many GWHS Students however, don’t like the idea of being moved from a school that has become their home.

“For people that have been attending here for three years its an issue of loyalty,” says GWHS Senior Franceska DeOro.

DeOro attended a meeting in the school cafeteria today, where school administrators went over some of the options to relieve overcrowding at the school.

School principal Begona Flores said she believes changing to an extended day would be the best solutions for the students. DeOro doesn’t think that would solve the problem.

 “Most of the day we would still all be together, on campus or in this cafeteria,” DeOro said following the meeting.

Following today’s meeting Guam Education Board Member Barry Mead told PNC that the Board will be holding a work session in the next week to go over policies.  He said they’ll look at what policies can be changed to relieve the overcrowding at GWHS and to prevent it from happening at other schools in the future.