Sequester Impact: DoDEA Schools on Guam Included in DoD Plan to Furlough Military School Teachers

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Guam – DoDEA Schools on Guam are included in a DoD plan to furlough 15-thousand military school teachers and staff around the world.

 

The Pentagon must find $46 billion in savings by the end of the fiscal year. And more cutbacks are planned. And the Navy Times reports officials are looking to furlough 15-thousand military school teachers and staff around the world, including on Guam.

This is in addition to the 800-thousand DoD civilian workers who will be furloughed for one day without pay each week for about 22 weeks.

A spokesman says the Department will manage the process so the schools don’t lose their accreditation.

The spokesman says because the length of the school day can’t legally be shortened, teachers and staff will likely have to take off one unpaid day a week off to meet the furlough requirements.

In addition, the Pentagon says the military will also close all of the commissaries on bases around the world for one extra day each week. They are currently open six days a week. They will include Wednesdays now.