GEB votes to reinstate Superintendent Jon FernandezWritten by Timothy Mchenry
Guam -The Guam Education Board has voted to reinstate Superintendent Jon Fernandez while voting to dismantle the core pieces of the investigation that originally led to the termination of his contract.
At today’s closed door GEB meeting, board member Ron McNinch motioned to rescind the Oct. 3rd motion to terminate Fernandez's contract. All seven members voted yes.
GEB member Maria Gutierrez moved to not accept the draft Title IX investigation report to include travel documents prepared and submitted by legal counsel, again all seven voted yes. Gutierrez included a second part to her motion that if any of these travel reports are contained from Fernandez’s employment contract/file that they be expunged. All seven board members voted in favor of her second motion.
Next up, on the Bill of Particulars, GEB member Mark Mendiola motioned to rescind the bill of particulars and all seven members voted yes. Lastly, Mendiola again motioned to conclude the administrative leave and advise Superintendent Fernandez to report to work on Monday the Feb 20th.
Fernandez has filed a $7 million lawsuit against the Guam Education Board along with six former and one current member after the controversial termination of his contract. There is no indication yet on whether the conditions of the full reinstatement include dropping the multi-million dollar lawsuit against the board.