Public schools will get the thumbs-up to open while they wait for Department of Public Health inspectors to get to their campuses.

That’s only if Bill 317 becomes law before the start the upcoming school year.

It’s up for a public hearing on Monday.

The bill’s author, Senator Dwayne San Nicolas, says, “Because of the stringent inspection regulations placed upon Guam public schools and the short timeframe given to the Guam Department of Education to comply with these regulations through Public Law 37-4, 19 public schools around the island will not meet the inspection of deadline of June 30, and will not be allowed to operate for School Year 2024-2025.”

The public hearing on Bill 317 is set for 5:30pm Monday at the Guam Congress Building in Hagatna.