by Krystal Paco
Guam - It appears the General Services Agency is behind with awarding a contract for the purchase of school surveillance equipment. According to Public Law 32-009, GSA was set to issue a contract 60 days after the Department of Education submitted its risk assessment of campuses.
According to news files, that risk assessment was submitted May 31st. DOE deputy superintendent Rob Malay says breakins and vandalism continue to be a concern as just last night, vandals spraypainted exterior walls at Finegayan Elementary.
As we've been reporting, the Secure Our Schools Act provides $1.28 million for security up to seven years.
Last school year alone, a total of 42 breakins were reported to doe schools with damages close to $340,000.
Malay adds DOE is scheduled to meet with GSA on Monday to talk further on specifications for the invitation for bid.