After two years and the procurement process to repair one school is not even complete.
Guam – Senator Nerissa Underwood says she’s disappointed at the pace of the procurement process for repairing the Department of Education schools. At this point, she encourages DOE and Department of Public Works to put the students at the center of their decision.
Underwood first sent a letter to GDOE Superintendent Jon Fernandez after 13 classrooms at George Washington High School were vandalized. Underwood stated in a release that now more than ever, and given the pre-existing issues of deterioration and dilapidation at the school, she believes the renovation at GW needs to be prioritized. Underwood and Fernandez then held a conference call where Underwood expressed her disappointment in the delay of the $100-million dollars appropriated for deferred maintenance of DOE schools. She pointed out that it was issued two years ago and they have yet to complete the procurement process for one school. She says it is is discouraging for students, educators and support staff who have to live with challenging school facilities.