VIDEO: JFK Classes Delayed To August 16th To Prepare Campus

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Guam – The Guam Department of Education has decided to delay the start of classes at the John F. Kennedy High School until Tuesday, August 16th. 

DOE Interim Superintendent Taling Taitano says the decision was made in spite of reassurances from the school’s contractor, International Bridge Corporation that permits that will allow students to enter the new building should be issued by the end of the week.

“We’re confident that IBC will meet all the milestones,” said Taitano. “We just want to give our management and staff time to settle into the campus before school starts.”

The decision however means that the students at JFK will be starting school a week later than the other DOE students, and those days will need to be made up.

PNC contacted IBC for comment on the status of the opening of JFK but managers weren’t available for comment.

The ribbon cutting ceremony for the new campus has also been postponed to August 13th.