JFK Gym, Other Projects Nearing Completion


Guam – Administrators at John F. Kennedy High School remain optimistic that construction projects at their new campus will be completed by the end of the month.

Assistant Principal Hannah Gutierrez says finishing touches are now being made on the gymnasium.  An off-island contractor came last month to place the flooring and the striping has since been completed as well. On Wednesday contractors were busy installing the bleachers and touching up paint.

Gutierrez says the gym could be in use in three weeks, and other unfinished projects are expected to be finished by then as well.

“Our tennis courts, there’s a little delay on it because we’re shifting back the court itself in all four areas because our light posts and our posts for the netting doesn’t line up,” Guterriez explains. “The baseball field is still in progress. Some of the other stuff that’s still going on is our intercom and the bell system in the annex area.”

Gutierrez believes all the construction projects should be completed by April 30th.

“We’re happy, we’re meeting again with the CAPFA representative tomorrow,” Gutierrez said. She and other administrators have been meeting with Capital Projects Finance Authority (CAPFA) representative Miguel Bordallo on a weekly basis for the last month to check the status on construction projects. CAPFA is the financier and owner for the facility which is being leased by JFK until the facility is paid off.