Guam - A rebuild of Simon Sanchez High School may not happen overnight, but it could start as early as 2014 thanks to new legislation introduced by Senators Brant McCreadie and Dennis Rodriguez, Jr. Today, both lawmakers visited the Yigo school, where students applauded their efforts with Bill 218.
"I do think that the less sound and more substance from senators like ourselves are what you need. I don't think you need to hear that we're going to build you a new school. I think you need to see it," McCreadie told KUAM News. "We want to make sure that we finally get you the school that you need so that you can concentrate on learning in the classrooms and not thinking about whether water is going to fall from the ceiling or hot it is or how musty it is. We're going to make sure we follow it through."
The bi-partisan legislation provides $4.8 million towards not just a renovation, but a complete rebuild of the Home of the Sharks. The bill pledges the money that will be generated in 2019 when GovGuam's Limited Obligation Business Privilege Tax Bond Series 2013c matures.
Meanwhile, it's still unclear where Sanchez students would attend classes while their school is being rebuilt.