Public school system reviewing possible revisions to furlough process

Guam Department of Education (PNC file photo)

Guam – The Department of Education is reviewing the latest Executive Order handed down by Governor Eddie Calvo, as well as the bill he submitted to the legislature yesterday which would speed up the furlough process from 90 to 30 days.

Education Superintendent Jon Fernandez says they’re trying to determine how the latest executive order applies to DOE, and how a 32-hour work week could impact their schools, students, staff, and teachers. An Education Board special meeting is called for Tuesday at 6 o’clock. At that time, the board and DOE officials will determine a second round of cost-cutting measures. Fernandez says they’ve already implemented phase one which is projected to save them $12 million dollars over the next 6 months.