Calvo obligates nearly $3.5M in ARRA funds this afternoon
Governor Calvo signed three ARRA contracts to repair roofs at eight public schools, and to renovate classrooms at the old Untalan campus for science, technology, engineering and math use.
The contracts for roof repairs are for southern and central public schools:
–       Harry S. Truman Elementary
–       J.P. Torres Alternative
–       Oceanview Middle
–       Inarajan Middle
–       Agueda Johnston Middle
–       Agana Heights Elementary
–       C.L. Taitano Elementary
–       Jose Rios Middle
“The students of these schools have been waiting a long time for this,” Governor Calvo said. “The principals and faculty of these schools have been struggling to provide a learning environment for these students whenever it rains. These repairs will go a long way to providing the learning environment Guam’s children deserve.”
The third contract will turn classrooms at the old Untalan campus into state-of-the-art facilities for STEM instruction.
“We need to show students early on that they can pursue many different career paths by excelling in science, technology, engineering, and math,” Governor Calvo. “We are opening up a world of possibilities for these students.”
These contracts arrived at the Governor’s Office only yesterday. Governor Calvo has committed to quick reviews of these ARRA contracts so these long-awaited projects can start as soon as possible.
Millions in ARRA contracts remain unobligated. Governor Calvo has expressed his dismay over the delay in obligating these contracts, saying the students, faculty, and school leaders have waited far too long for renovation of the public schools. For the second time at the request of the Department of Education, he has requested the U.S. Department of Education to extend the obligation deadline for the ARRA grants.
Please call Troy Torres at 475-9304 or 486-8887 for more information.

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