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PSS still awaiting FEMA’s approval of Hopwood repair

THE Public School System is still waiting for the Federal Emergency Management Agency to approve the project plan for Hopwood Middle School’s repair and renovation, its principal Dr. Rizalina Liwag said.

Without green light from FEMA, PSS could not proceed with the project, Liwag said. “Once the project worksheet gets approved, then we will proceed with the plan.”

PSS is expecting $24 million from FEMA for the renovation of Hopwood which sustained massive damage when Super Typhoon Yutu slammed into Saipan and Tinian on Oct. 25, 2018.

Liwag said 35 classrooms need to be repaired or renovated.

As for the plan to build a new campus, she said there has been no formal conversation yet about it between PSS and the government.

In the meantime, Hopwood will continue to attend classes in the temporary classrooms in Koblerville.

As of Wednesday, 890 students had already registered with Hopwood.

Liwag is inviting parents and students to attend an orientation set for Aug. 30 at 5 p.m. at Saipan Southern High School.