Low water pressure leads to cancellation of classes at new GACS campus

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The school year is off to a rough start for the Guahan Academy Charter School’s new campus, as high school and middle school students will not have classes on Wednesday.

Guam – Tuesday marked the first day of classes for students in the middle school and high school levels attending the Guahan Academy Charter School. But an inspection of the new campus by the Guam Fire Department has lead to the cancellation of classes on Wednesday.

“Classes are going to be canceled for tomorrow due to low water pressure not meeting fire code. The PSI is only at 10 and it is required that the PSI level be at 60,” stated Assistant Principal Terry Cruz.

The start of the school year was already delayed once, with student’s first day of school pushed back to September 5, 2017, nearly two weeks after DOE students began their school year. The late start was a result of the new campus not being ready to accommodate its students.  At this time, the GACS administration is unsure when classes will resume as water levels must be up to code.

 

SOURCEJolene Toves
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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.