by Jason Salas
Guam - The Civil Service Commission has dismissed with prejudice the appeal of Frederick Fernsler, following a settlement between the former D.L. Perez Elementary School teacher and the Department of Education. Fernsler has been appealing his mid-July termination from the agency following charges of criminal sexual conduct for allegations that he inappropriately touched at least one girl and had video equipment in his classroom.
The settlement states that Fernsler's record shall be cleared of the adverse action for which he was charged with Fernsler withdrawing his appeal, and that will be on leave without pay without back pay or benefits for the duration of his court proceedings.
Fernsler and DOE in addition agreed that he would submit his resignation should he be convicted in court of the charges he faces, or that he accept an equivalent position in DOE should he be found not guilty.