19 Aug 2013

American Samoa school closure extended

3:48 pm on 19 August 2013

The American Samoa Department of Education has again postponed the start of the new school year for the majority of public schools in th territory.

Last week the government put the start of the new school year back a week after health inspectors found unsanitary and unsafe conditions in 10 of the 30 public schools in the territory.

This afternoon education officials have announced that the public schools on the main island of Tutuila will be shut for a further week because some of the problems are yet to be addressed.

But they say the 4 public schools in the Manu'a island group are to open tomorrow.

However, teachers, administrators and principals are still required to report to work tomorrow.