by Nick Delgado
Guam - Finally there is some good news for the JFK Islanders as the word out of the Department of Public Works is that the dirt could be turned for the new campus next month. A meeting was held today between the agency, GEDA and International Bridge Corporation. According to DOE director Andy Leon Guerrero, the estimated cost of the new high school is more than $65 million, with negotiations expected to be completed by the end of next week.
Leon Guerrero adds they are hoping to announce the award of the contract by the second week of July so the groundbreaking can immediately take place. The construction of the new Upper Tumon campus was delayed for the past year as several appeals were filed with the Guam Office of Public Accountability and the courts regarding the contract.
Guam High School and surrounding homes at Naval Hospital have been evacuated after a bomb threat is called in Thursday afternoon. The threat specifically targeted the school. GPD and Navy police are sweeping the area with K-9 units. The Naval Base Guam Explosive Ordnance Disposal unit is standing by in the event anything is found. Guam Homeland Security officials say all measures are being taken to ensure the safety of the public and first responders involved.More >>
The Guam Department of Education was alerted to an image on social media that showed a screenshot of a Facebook post claiming to shoot up, “SHS.”More >>