New legislation proposed for school calendars, GovGuam paid leav - KUAM.com-KUAM News: On Air. Online. On Demand.

New legislation proposed for school calendars, GovGuam paid leave

Posted: Updated:

More bills related to Guam's students and their parents have been introduced. Bill 160 introduced by San Agustin, better computes Guam public school's makeup days and converts the Department of Education's mandatory 180 instructional days to 1,260 instructional hours.

If students lose several hours one day, and several hours another day, they will only have to make up the number of hours lost.

Meanwhile Senator Fernando Esteves introduced Bill 162 which restores 52 hours of paid child school-related leave for Government of Guam Employees. Additionally, it increases the amount of unpaid child school-related leave for private employees from 40 to 52 hours per year.

Esteves says the bill is needed to address the negative impacts of the current law and that while the law does provide unpaid leave and guarantees job protection to parents in both public and private sectors it  still trumped the Governor's Parental Involvement Initiative,  authorizing  administrative leave for government employees to participate in their children's school-related activities.

  • NEWS HEADLINESMore>>

  • Suspects caught on video during Maite burglary

    Suspects caught on video during Maite burglary

    Recognize the three suspects captured in this video surveillance? Police responded to a home invasion and a burglary on E.T. Calvo Way in Maite around 2:20am on Sunday.

    More >>

    Recognize the three suspects captured in this video surveillance? Police responded to a home invasion and a burglary on E.T. Calvo Way in Maite around 2:20am on Sunday.

    More >>
  • What the federal government shutdown means for Guam

    What the federal government shutdown means for Guam

    Federal and military officials are providing guidance on how the federal government shutdown will impact operations in Guam. According to the Department of Defense the shutdown will affect operating status of quality of life and family readiness programs. All Andersen Air Force Base federal civilian employees have been invited to attend a town hall meeting at 9 o’clock in the morning on Monday, January 22nd at the base theater.  Base leadership will be addressing question...More >>
    Federal and military officials are providing guidance on how the federal government shutdown will impact operations in Guam. According to the Department of Defense the shutdown will affect operating status of quality of life and family readiness programs. All Andersen Air Force Base federal civilian employees have been invited to attend a town hall meeting at 9 o’clock in the morning on Monday, January 22nd at the base theater.  Base leadership will be addressing question...More >>
  • Prison upgrades in the works

    Prison upgrades in the works

    Progress at the prison, as they continue to deal with overcrowding. DepCor Director Kate Baltazar says upgrades are in the works. They just received their electronic locking mechanisms and doors, which are in the process of being installed. She adds they haven't used one of the four dome units for some time, but new roofing is going up so that all the units there can be used for the prison population. "We are still overcrowded but on the average we are seeing some decrease in th...More >>
    Progress at the prison, as they continue to deal with overcrowding. DepCor Director Kate Baltazar says upgrades are in the works. They just received their electronic locking mechanisms and doors, which are in the process of being installed. She adds they haven't used one of the four dome units for some time, but new roofing is going up so that all the units there can be used for the prison population. "We are still overcrowded but on the average we are seeing some decrease in th...More >>
Powered by Frankly