Guthertz Proposes Opening Schools Early To Ease Bus Shortage and Relieve Roadway Congestion


Guam – Senator Judi Guthertz is proposing an earlier opening for Guam’s Public Schools as a way to ease the congestion on the roadways and relieve the  school bus shortage.


In a release, the Senator says she has sent a letter to Guam Education Board Chair Ronald Ayuyu,  suggesting that schools open at 6:30 am so that parent who choose to can drop their children off early.

In her letter, Guthertz writes: 

“I suggest that the Guam Education Board or the Superintendent allow the opening of island schools at 6:30 a.m., with appropriate staff, so that parents – who opt to – may deliver their children and avoid the early morning rush hour. This directive shall last through the duration of the traffic congestion and until busing issues are resolved.”

Senator Guthertz argues that  costs to open the gates early should be minimal, with a school administrator backed up by a paraprofessional employee assigned the job.

The Senator emphasized that the proposal to open schools early would be temporary only.