by Krystal Paco
Guam - He's rounding out his school visits to see firsthand the conditions of the island's school facilities. Marking school 32 of the 40 public schools, DOE superintendent Jon Fernandez was pleased to see the progress George Washington High has made with preparing for the start classes, including stripping and waxing of classroom floors and the recently completed roofing repairs.
Because it's summer break however, he didn't feel the overcrowded campus. He tells KUAM he's working with new principal Jim Reyes to address the longtime issue. "We considered doing a double session at GW the feeling at the school is that they would prefer not to do it they told me that they want to focus on their schedule and manage their population as is and they feel confident that they can do it," he said.
GW's anticipated enrollment is 2,700 students.
Meanwhile, he continues to look at the CoreTech facility in Tiyan as a potential central high school.