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Settlement reached between Guam Education Board, Fernandez

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A settlement agreement has been drafted in the controversial lawsuit lodged by Superintendent Jon Fernandez against the Guam Education Board last year. The $7 million lawsuit was filed against both the GEB and six of its members citing 14th Amendment and due process violations for Fernandez's near termination last October.

In a preliminary pretrial conference on Monday, Fernandez's attorney Delia Wolff noted that while her office has minor revisions to the existing draft, the biggest issue is whether legislative approval would be needed for the settlement to move forward.

Assistant Attorney General Marianne Woloschuk argued that legislative approval is needed due to the amounts involved, however Wolff disagreed saying approval was not needed during past settlements with the education board.

Judge Frances Tydingco-Gatewood asked the parties to communicate with the Guam legislature regarding the issue.

The next status hearing is set for August 25.

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