by Krystal Paco
Guam - After months of sitting idle, the Secure Our Schools Act garners momentum.
According to DOE deputy superintendent Rob Malay, school assessments were conducted for 18 schools last week. The team consists of the Guam Police Department, General Services Agency, and DOE personnel.
Malay anticipates assessments will be completed to all 40 schools by the end of this week. Based on the assessments, GSA will put together a packet for a request for proposal for security systems.
As we've been reporting, there were delays to implementing the bill as a result of miscommunication as to what party was responsible for determining risk areas as well as each school's security needs.
The measure provides over a million in funding for security up to seven years for the island's public schools.