All public schools will resume classes today, Oct. 10, 2019.
Public School System classes were cancelled last Monday through yesterday as Super Typhoon Hagibis was passing through the Marianas region.
PSS classes on Rota resumed yesterday, after receiveing the “All Clear” notice last Tuesday. Saipan and Tinian schools were used as emergency evacuation shelters and classes were kept cancelled until both islands were given the “All Clear” notice from the U.S. National Weather Service and acting governor Arnold I. Palacios. Saipan and Tinian were given the “all clear” signal last Tuesday at 8pm.
Acting Education commissioner Charley Kenty said that no PSS school sustained any damage and are ready for classes today. He said that they worked with the Department of Community and Cultural Affairs to direct those who were staying in shelters to the Office of Aging.
Department of Community and Cultural Affairs Secretary Robert Hunter said that, as of 6:30am yesterday, he was informed by the Commonwealth Office of Transit Authority that they will be providing transportation for the shelter’s occupants if they would like to go back home or stay in the shelter. He said that they have been working on moving the shelterees out of schools so that PSS could resume classes.
The Northern Marianas College resumed normal classes and office hours yesterday.
Private schools in the CNMI also resumed classes yesterday.