GDOE superintendent meets with senators on school safety - KUAM.com-KUAM News: On Air. Online. On Demand.

GDOE superintendent meets with senators on school safety

Posted: Updated:

Following the governor's visit to Simon Sanchez High School for an announcement of the School Safety Partnership, education officials sat in the hot seat to talk to senators about school safety.

During a legislative round table hearing, Superintendent Jon Fernandez said there are multiple issues that plague Guam's public schools, and in this climate, the department must be prepared to respond to the unimaginable but possible scenario of an active shooter.

"There's no way any single agency can fix these ills, and these troubles that manifest themselves and the kinds of behavior or threats you end up seeing on video or in the media," he said.

Fernandez then asked for senators and the Guam Police Department to work with the Guam Department of Education.

Senators questioned the superintendent on resources for emergency responses. Fernandez said staff, "do what they can with what they have."

  • NEWS HEADLINESMore>>

  • Repopulating the endangered sihek

    Repopulating the endangered sihek

    Efforts to repopulate the Micronesian kingfisher on Guam are underway. The Department of Agriculture held a conference with visiting field experts. The sihek last seen in the wild on Guam way back in 1989. Dr. Axel Moehrenschlager heads the Calgary Zoo'sMore >>
    Efforts to repopulate the Micronesian kingfisher on Guam are underway. The Department of Agriculture held a conference with visiting field experts. The sihek last seen in the wild on Guam way back in 1989. Dr. Axel Moehrenschlager heads the Calgary Zoo's More >>
  • Bordallo hopes to communicate veteran needs to feds

    Bordallo hopes to communicate veteran needs to feds

    The Guam Veteran's Affairs office announced beginning Feb. 15 and every third Friday it will be clearing vets cemetery grave sites of flowers and decorative items. It's in keeping with federal regulations regarding uniformity. Meanwhile, the new administrMore >>
    The Guam Veteran's Affairs office announced beginning Feb. 15 and every third Friday it will be clearing vets cemetery grave sites of flowers and decorative items. It's in keeping with federal regulations regarding uniformity. Meanwhile, the new administrMore >>
  • Still no takers for marijuana testing lab

    Still no takers for marijuana testing lab

    Since the passing of the Homegrown Cultivation Bill, the number of patients registered for medicinal marijuana has reached a high. But still, no one has applied to build the lab, needed to test the product. So far, 73 patients are registered with Public HMore >>
    Since the passing of the Homegrown Cultivation Bill, the number of patients registered for medicinal marijuana has reached a high. But still, no one has applied to build the lab, needed to test the product. So far, 73 patients are registered with Public HMore >>
Powered by Frankly