Meeting on central middle school today in Dededo
The Guam Department of Education is holding an informational session at 6 p.m. today at the Dededo Senior Citizen Center to discuss the possibility of converting Chief Brodie Memorial Elementary School into a Central Middle School.
Last year in April the Guam Education Board received a resolution passed by the Tamuning-Tumon-Harmon municipal planning council for this conversion request.
Legislation was introduced by Vice Speaker Telena Nelson to appropriate the estimated cost of $10 million for this project.
And this evening, the superintendent is presenting this proposal before the community.
"One of the reasons we looked toward this reassignment of this area and the conversion of chief brodie is because of currently students from the Tamuning, Dededo area from the northern area are going down to Piti to attend Jose Rios Middle School and so providing a middle school in Tamuning would just shorten the transportation time," GDOE Spokesperson Isa Baza told KUAM News. "It's difficult for parents when they are driving and dropping kids to school if they want to attend after school sports, it becomes an issue. This is one of our efforts to align schools closer to where people live and also to create a vertical alignment between our elementary, middle and high schools."
If the conversion does happen, then current students of Chief Brodie would attend other elementary schools within the area and depending on their region.
For those unable to attend the meeting, you can tune in to a live stream on GDOE's facebook page.