The extension of Fernandez’s contract will mean that he will be the longest-serving superintendent in the history of the department come July 1st.
Guam – It is official. Guam Department of Education Superintendent Jon Fernandez had his contract extended for another four years.
Last week, Governor Eddie Calvo executed a new four-year employment contract for Fernandez commencing on July 1 2016 through June 30, 2020. Fernandez’s current contract was to expire on June 30, 2015. According to a release, the new contract will keep Fernandez’s compensation at $150,000 per year, and the Guam Education Board asked for more regular board quarterly updates on his performance as part of his formal annual performance evaluation. Earlier this year, Calvo suggested that the GEB give Fernandez a raise, but Fernandez immediately declined. Fernandez says he’s honored and grateful to be given the opportunity to continue serving their children and families and he’s proud that DOE was able to stabilize and strengthen over the past four years.