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Government agencies, private sector, community members help prepare KoES for new school year

WITH the help of government agencies, the private sector and other community members, Koblerville Elementary School is getting ready for the opening of classes on Sept. 3, principal Naomi Nishimura said.

For the past several days, she said the Department of Lands and Natural Resources-Division of Parks and Recreation, the Saipan Mayor’s Office, and the Imperial Pacific International-Corporate Social Responsibility team are helping beautify the school.

Nishimura said “they mowed the lawn, helped with the minor repairs and re-painted some of the walls.”

This Saturday and Sunday, she said Lions Club members will repaint the rest of the walls.

“They visited us a couple of days ago for a quick assessment of what help they can extend to us. Yutu has peeled off the painted,” Nishimura said.

School staff and other volunteers cleaned the classrooms, she said.

The teachers are expected to report for work on Aug. 27, but Nishimura said some have started coming to the classrooms to get things started and look at their schedules. “I am very grateful to those who have made their way here even if we didn’t require them to come,” the school principal added.

Kobleville Elementary School is among five schools that will hold double-session classes when the new school year starts.

The school’s six classrooms and library were severely damaged by Typhoon Yutu, the Public School System said.