The department of education in American Samoa says, weather permitting, it is confident schools will be ready to open next Monday.
Last week the government put the start of the new school year back a week after health inspectors found unsanitary and unsafe conditions in 10 of the 30 public schools.
And yesterday education officials announced the public schools on the main island of Tutuila will be shut for a further week.
The special assistant to the director of education, Dr. Amy Blizzard, says repairs that still need to be completed include cafeteria and roof repairs and the construction of a new bathroom at one of the high schools.
She says bad weather has been the main reason for the extra delay.
"We've had almost three days of very heavy rain, which has delayed a lot of the construction work. The rain came right in the middle of trying to finish up these repairs and I think the report says over the last few days we've recieved over 7 inches of rain, which comes down very heavy here and causes a lot of flooding."
The special assistant to the director of education, Dr. Amy Blizzard.