Guam- International Bridge Corporation (IBC) still hasn’t applied for the final occupancy permits for the new John F. Kennedy High School.
Department of Public Works (DPW) Director Joanne Brown says she’s been checking in frequently with her office on when they need to get going with inspections of the new upper Tumon campus. But as of Monday, Brown has heard nothing and neither has Department of Education interim Superintendent Taling Taitano.
“I had heard that those inspections were to occur last week” said Taitano. “ I’m not sure if that indeed happened or not.”
In addition, Guam Waterworks Authority (GWA) spokeswoman Heidi Ballendorf tells PNC, JFK already has old water meters, so GWA will not be part of the final inspections. Guam Environmental Protection Agency (GEPA) officials have also not returned phone calls confirming IBC inspection requests. Public health officials also say IBC has tentatively asked for an inspection by Wednesday. However, IBC officials refuse to comment on when the school will be completed.
In the meantime, the delayed start of all public schools, including JFK, is now August 22.