Morrison Asks GDOE to Prioritize Southern High School Sports Facilities


Senator Morrison says there is $300,000 dollars available to fix public school athletic facilities from the Gaming Fund.

Guam – Senator Tommy Morrison says there is about $300,000 dollars available to fix public school athletic facilities and he’s asking GDOE Superintendent Jon Fernandez to prioritize that money for Southern High School.


A release from Morrison’s office states that since the Santa Rita campus is the only public high school in Southern Guam, and given the lack of a southern sports complex, repairs to its baseball, football and track fields and opening them up to non-school hours will benefit residents across Southern Guam. The money, Morrison says, is part of DOE’s portion of the limited Gaming Fund and it’s availability was confirmed by the administration’s fiscal team.

Fernandez says he’s been waiting for that fund to build up and explains that he supports the idea. He explains, “Now that the fund is up to $300-thousand dollars, now is the perfect time to start thinking about the next major investment will be. We’ve been investing in our middle school gyms for the most part, our high school tracks at Okkodo and GW, and I think now is the time to talk about Southern High School and the south in general for their biggest need there such as a baseball field, track, so on. I’m happy to engage with them further.”

Fernandez says he’ll schedule a meeting with Morrison to keep the conversation going.