Guam, other insular territories stand to get $350M under Rebuild America’s Schools Act

Guam Department of Education (PNC file photo)

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.

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Jolene Toves
Jolene joined the PNC team in 2017, as a producer, co-anchor and investigative reporter covering law enforcement, courts and crimes. Notable coverage includes the Ehlert case, the Mark Torre Jr. trial, the Allan Agababa trial, exclusive pieces on the Life of a Drug Dealer/Addict, and Life behind bars...the story of Honofre Chargualaf and Kevin Cruz. In 2019, she was promoted to Assistant News Director and Lead Anchor. From 2015 to 2017 she served as Public Relations and Promotions Manager, for the Hotel Nikko Guam handling local radio and advertorial promotions, as well as produced and directed tv commercials for the hotel. Prior to this she worked with KUAM for three years as a reporter and segment host. She began her journalism career in 2012, working with Glimpses of Guam contributing to the Guam Business Magazine, R&R magazine, MDM magazine and the Marianas Business Journal.