Nearly a year on from a destructive typhoon many students in the Northern Marianas still face truncated school days or a less than ideal school environment.
Super Typhoon Yutu whipped through Saipan in October last year.
Among facilities damaged were several schools, resulting in some schools have shortened, early or late start, days to allow spaces for additional students.
Our correspondent Mark Rabago told Don Wiseman this is still the case because the repairs are yet to be completed.
And he says there are still classes in tents in some cases.