- By Pacifc Island Times News Staff
$140 million in new relief funding for Guam schools
The U.S. Department of Education has announced an additional $110.56 million to Guam to help safely reopen schools, measure and effectively address significant learning loss, and take other actions to mitigate the impact of Covid-19 on the students and families who depend on K-12 schools in Guam.
An additional $33.28 million is intended to help Guam mitigate the impact of Covid-19 on the students and families who depend on our K-12 schools, institutions of higher education, and other education-related organizations.
"These critical federal resources which comprise nearly 50 percent of the entire local appropriation for education will markedly improve our readiness for students, faculty, staff, and administrators to restart face-to-face learning and work to fill any gaps in virtual learning," said Guam Delegate San Nicolas.
"It is a blessing to be able to be a part of ensuring the necessary resources are federally secured for Guam to keep our learning environments safe and effective for our children," he added.