Guam – The John F. Kennedy High School community is celebrating after ground was finally broken on construction of a new high school. Within 9 months the islanders should have a new home they can call their own.
Its been two years since the school was forced to shut down its Upper Tumon campus. Since then the JFK community has spent a year doing double sessions at George Washington High and, before its all over, they will have spent two school years at a temporary campus in Tiyan.
At Thursday’s gound breaking, JFK 2010 Class President Ione Llagas congratulated her fellow students for their patience.
The ground breaking comes after more than a year of delay brought on by numerous protests over the bid awarded to International Bridge Corporation.
Those protests were finally put aside last month. And last week $65 million in Certificate of Participation bonds were sold in New York.
When they’re all paid back the price tag on the new school will be about $200 million dollars.