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Sanchez community rallies in support of bill

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by Krystal Paco

Guam - It was a full house at the Guam Legislature's Public Hearing Room this afternoon as Simon Sanchez High School stakeholders rallied in support of Bill 225.

Introduced by committee chair on education Speaker Judi Won Pat and Senators Tina Muna Barnes and Aline Yamashita, SSHS senior Jesse Blas testified in support of the legislation.

"Like everyone was saying, we're doing this for the future. We're doing for every single student, for futures to come who call Simon Sanchez their home. We don't want them to deal with what we had to deal with. I don't want to look maybe five years in the future and my little sister is going to school and we have a rainy day, a really bad rainy day and we know it's going to come," he said.

Bill 225 allows GovGuam to enter into a contract for financing, design, renovation or construction and long-term capital maintenance of the Yigo school with a private contractor for SSHS.

It was earlier this school year DOE closed down the Yigo campus to allow for cleanup and repairs in order to get the school to meet regulatory standards.

Meanwhile, two other bills have been introduced to help with financing fixes to the Yigo school including Bill 235 introduced by Senator Ben Pangelinan and Bill 218 introduced by Senator Brant McCreadie.

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