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Private contractor to fix KagES power problem

THE Public School System has awarded a contract to Kimco Enterprises to fix the power problem at Kagman Elementary School, its principal, Dr. Ignacia Demapan, said.

Ignacia Demapan

Kimco was recommended by the Commonwealth Utilities Corp., she added. “They are the only contractor that does heavy duty electrical work.”

She said the contractor is now securing zoning and other permits before commencing work on the KagES campus.

“They need to move a generator close to our distribution panel and put housing over it, and they need to replace those thick wires underground. They are also ordering the materials, which will take about eight weeks to arrive here,” Demapan said.

She hopes the project will be finished by January as she expressed concern with the students’ instructional time. “It is very short and it is not enough for the kids to learn skills. It is very challenging and we wish that we could ‘go home’ faster,” she said, referring to the campus.

She expects the contractor to begin work in December so the students can return to KagES in January.

Currently, KagES classes are being conducted at Chacha Oceanview Middle School because of “electrical issues” at KagES.

The school has no power because of a busted junction box, transformer, and power panel.

As a result, KagES has been holding classes at Chacha in the morning while middle school students attend classes in the afternoon.