Guam - The Oceanview Middle School community is hopeful its gymnasium will be repaired and renovated soon. For the past year, there were several protests filed preventing any fixes from being made.
Principal Lynda Hernandez Avilla says it's been a long time coming, but she's hopeful her school's gym will be fixed soon, telling KUAM News, "Hopefully by November, we will have the bid out and would be able to chose a contract, and we're hoping by December there will be a groundbreaking."
The administrator added, "Since I came to Oceanview in 2004, the students that I've had already graduated, so I was thinking that when we have the groundbreaking, and having a ribbon-cutting ceremony. I'm thinking of all the kids that worked hard to do what they can and unfortunately they weren't able to step into the gym. So this is for them. It's been a long wait but we're hoping it'll actually materialized before the end of the year."
An architectural and engineering firm was at the campus three weeks ago to make assessments to the dilapidated facility. Hernandez Avilla says the Department of Education Maintenance Division has told her that all areas of this particular project would be privatized.