26 May 2006

Guam Public School System to pay out teachers in retro

12:31 pm on 26 May 2006

The Guam Public School System will pay out about 3.8 million US dollars to almost 2,000 teachers over a pay period anamoly.

The Pacific Daily News reports that the payout has been confirmed after the Guam Education Policy Board decided not to appeal the Superior Court of Guam's decision in the teachers' favour.

Teachers had filed a complaint with the commission requesting that teachers affected be paid retroactively.

The teachers weren't paid a pay period as a result of the government's decision to delay the 2003-2004 school year.

But the Civil Service Commission has also ordered the education department to investigate if teachers were overpaid because when the school year opened two weeks early in 1998 to accommodate the South Pacific Games, and collect that amount back.