New walkway canopy project for Marcial Sablan

(PNC photo)

Guam – Marcial Sablan Elementary School students won’t have to worry about staying dry when it rains thanks to a project that will renovate the campus’ canopies.

On Thursday, Governor Lou Leon Guerro and Guam Department of Education Superintendent Jon Fernandez unveiled plans for a new $593,000 walkway canopy for the elementary school.

This project is a collaborative effort between GDOE, the Governor’s office, and the Department of Interior. To handle the renovation, GDOE secured the Pro Pacific Builders Corporation as the contractor.

The repair is set to be finished by the end of summer just in time for the new school year.

Fernandez, who toured the campus around a year ago, was excited to announce the project.

“We saw all the repairs that were needed, and we’re just finally glad to get to a point where the funding is here, the support is here and that when we’re done with this project, we’re going to see a safe place for all of our kids and employees. So this is just the beginning, “Fernandez said

The renovation is a part of a series of projects aimed to improve GDOE schools over the summer.

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Amanda Dedicatoria
Amanda is a reporter at the Pacific News Center and writes about issues concerning the military, environment, and education. She has a background in journalism that spans from her time as a VIBE intern for the Pacific Daily News and the editor-in-chief of Triton’s Call. As a college student, she studied journalism and graduated with honors from the University of Guam. She also has experience in photography as well as documentary work and strives to make sure that her stories are fair and engaging. When she isn’t on the job, she’s usually at the gym, playing video games, or baking a batch of cookies.