Sen. Lujan calls for State of Emergency for GDOE

Guam Department of Education (PNC file photo)

Republican Senator Jesse Lujan is requesting Governor Lou Leon Guerrero to declare a state of emergency for the Guam Department of Education.

Senator Lujan recently sent a letter to the Governor requesting to call a state of emergency on GDOE – saying that Guam Public Schools are in a state of repair – and adds that real life hazards are affecting Guam’s students daily.

PNC Reached out to Adelup for a comment on the Senators request.

In response, Krystal Paco San Agustin, Communications Director for the Governor, says that the Governor is still reviewing the request.

Krystal Paco adds that both Governor Leon Guerrero and Lt. Governor Josh Tenorio have been in regular communication with GDOE leadership for a whole of government response.

Adding that GDOE has over $100 million in funds that can be used to repair schools but its biggest challenge is with the procurement process.

And says that an emergency declaration will not address their procurement issues.

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News Director for the Pacific News Center, Don was born and raised on the island of Saipan and moved to Guam in the Spring of 2016 to pursue higher education at the University of Guam. It was at UOG that Don discovered his passion for keeping his peers politically informed. In his free time, you can find him flying his drone or doing landscape and portrait photography. Don joined the PNC News Team to broaden his writing, and to challenge himself to get in front of the camera. Don’s ultimate goal and passion is to have a well informed and politically engaged Marianas.