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Media Advisory: Clarification on Federal roles in school openings

Release date: 
November 3, 2017
Release Number: 
DR-4339-PR MA 014

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers does not make the decision whether a school should open or stay closed. Their only role is to provide technical assistance for the structural integrity of school facilities. That information is then provided to the Puerto Rico Department of Education and with assessments from other Puerto Rico and local agencies, it is the Puerto Rico Department of Education who makes the final decision on whether or not to open a school.

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Last Updated: 
January 3, 2018 - 11:58