18 May 2018
- By Lori Lyn C. Lirio – [email protected] – Variety News Staff
THE Public School System suspended classes on Thursday at 11:30 a.m. due to an islandwide power outage.
School buses were dispatched to pick up students at around 12 noon, but some were picked up by their parents.
At Marianas High School, principal Cherlyn Cabrera said they suspended classes as soon as they received the notice from PSS.
But about 30 students had to remain on campus because of Advanced Placement testing. Power was restored around noon, and Cabrera said they went ahead with the AP testing.
Most private schools stuck to their whole-day class schedule except for Mount Carmel School and Seventh-Day Adventist School which dismissed their classes at 11.
After PSS released its early dismissal advisory, Green Meadow, a private school, asked parents to pick up their children.
But assistant principal Bona Angeles said only a few parents did so. “As of 12 noon, we still had students in the classrooms. So we decided to continue the classes.”
Saipan International School and Marianas Baptist Academy did not close because they were having an examination.
MBA teacher Manny Castro said their school has a generator which allowed them to stick to their schedule.
Like MBA, Saipan Community School and Agape Christian School did not suspend classes.
Source: Marianas Variety : http://www.mvariety.com/cnmi/cnmi-news/local/104531-pss-suspends-classes-due-to-power-outage