He encourages the Guam Education Board to support the policy as well.
Guam – Vice Speaker BJ Cruz commended the Guam Department of Education for introducing a policy that would ban sexual or romantic relationships between GDOE employees and students.
Cruz attended the Guam Education Board meeting to encourage board members to adopt the policy immediately. GDOE Superintendent Jon Fernandez introduced the policy and wanted to follow the steps taken by both the University of Guam and the Guam Community College to strengthen their policies dealing with sexual misconduct, especially in regards to amorous relationships between faculty and students. Fernandez explains that he noticed that there is no clear language that prohibits relationships between GDOE employees and students, especially those who are already of the age of consent. Fernandez says he decided to go ahead and implement the new policy in the standard operating procedures by next school year. During the board meeting last night, Cruz expressed his support for the new policy and advised the board to adopt it immediately.