VIDEO: DOE Considering Future of Tiyan Facility


Guam – The Department of Education is considering options for the future use of the Government of Guam’s rented grounds on the Core Tech facility in Tiyan.

The facility is temporarily housing Untalan Middle School while its Barrigada campus awaits renovations.

The Governor’s office has asked DOE to provide a list of recommendations for the Tiyan facility by June, six months ahead of the deadline for GovGuam to determine whether to take the lease-to-own option in the contract with Core Tech.

One of the options on the table is to open a new school on the Tiyan grounds after the wildcats return their home. Superintendent Jon Fernandez says that if that happened, DOE might also be able to expand its educational vision.

“So it wouldn’t just be about Tiyan, it would also be about the potential use of George Washington STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Program,” Fernandez told PNC.

Renovations at Untalan’s Barrigada campus are slated to begin this summer to allow the grounds to reopen in 2014.