by Krystal Paco
Guam - The Guam Federation of Teachers are calling it quits following a recent decision issued by the Supreme Court of Guam relative to what appeared to be a furlough when the Guam Education Board pushed back the start of the school calendar in 2003.
GFT legal counsel Robert Kutz tells KUAM the union is very disappointed as close to 2,000 affected teachers will simply never get paid adding that the only alternative is to take the case to a higher court. Kutz says they won't act on that as he believes it's unusual for the U.S. Supreme Court to take on a case that requires interpreting local law.
Ultimately, the final decision ruled that the school board does have the right to set the school calendar within reasonable limits.