21 Jun 2010

Public schools facilities in American Samoa to get facelift

6:15 am on 21 June 2010

All public schools facilities in American Samoa will soon get a face lift using more than 7 million dollars under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act from the U.S. Department of Education.

The money is to be allocated for facility repairs, which entails the repair of 29 educational facilities, 14 larger schools and 15 medium to small schools.

Getting school facilities repaired in a timely manner has been a big problem for ASG due mainly to lack of finances, which have resulted in complaints from lawmakers as well as parents.

Structural repairs to facilities will include walls, ceilings, roofing, structural framework, flooring, windows, doors, security screening, and interior and exterior painting and electrical repairs, according to the project description.