Schools in Guam, the CNMI, American Samoa and U.S. Virgin Islands stand to receive $350 million for physical and digital infrastructure over the next decade under the proposed Rebuild America’s Schools Act.
H.R. 865, which cleared the House Committee on Education and Labor today, invests more than $100 billion in America’s public schools.
According to economic projections, the bill would also create more than 1.9 million good-paying jobs across the country.
“Countless students attend school in crumbling buildings that are either unsafe, lacking in essential resources, or both,” said Sablan, who chairs the House Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education,” CNMI Delegate Gregorio Sablan said in a statement.
“The Rebuild America’s School’s Act is an important step toward ensuring that every student, regardless of their family’s wealth, can attend a safe and high-quality public school,” he added.