Pedro Pierluisi announces initiative to rebuild schools affected by Hurricane Maria

Pedro Pierluisi announces initiative to rebuild schools affected by Hurricane Maria

Naranjito – The governor Pedro Pierluisi announced this Wednesday a plan to rebuild, with federal funds, 40 schools affected by the Hurricane Mariaa project that will begin in 2024 under specific design guidelines and for which $1.5 billion will be allocated.

The announcement of the initiative, under the name “Innova Schools”, comes at a time when the Education deparment (DE) has only completed work on 20 projects for an amount of just 1.49%, of the $2.1 billion that the public agency received in 2021 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA, in English).

“The $2.1 billion, back then, was worth much more than it is now,” the chief executive responded when The new day He asked if there is a possibility that schools could be left unrepaired despite the FEMA allocation.

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