A. The 3.5% increase was a result of President Rector pointing out at a round table discussion that DOA used 2004 US compared to 2006 Guam numbers when they established the 14% raise. This led the legislature to allow GEPB to grant the additional 3.5% if there was sufficient revenue which the legislature has never granted in DOE’s budget. The GEPB did pass a motion in reference to the 3.5% but it was poorly worded and not in commanding language. Hence, it is unlikely that teachers will ever see the addition especially after the legislature just cut DOE’s budget again.
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