Ground Finally Breaks For New JFK High School

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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.