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Ige's message to state workers: ‘No immediate need to consider pay cuts’

Ige's message to state workers: ‘No immediate need to consider pay cuts’

The governor made the announcement in a video late Tuesday

“There is no immediate need to consider pay cuts or furloughs. This is the last thing that anyone wants to do, and I’m hopeful that we will find ways to narrow the budget gap," Gov. David Ige said Tuesday.

  Tuesday, May 12, 2020  /  Number of views (2019)
$1 trillion for states, cities in new $3 trillion congressional aid package

$1 trillion for states, cities in new $3 trillion congressional aid package

Aid would eliminate the need for Hawaii pay cuts or furloughs to maintain critical services

Hawaii State Teachers Association President Corey Rosenelee said the plan will “ensure the U.S. supports the neediest in our society and will fund a trillion dollars to support state and local governments. If approved, this bill could give Hawaii enough funding to ensure we can avoid pay cuts for state employees, including teachers.”

  Tuesday, May 12, 2020  /  Number of views (640)
As lawmakers reconvene, hundreds testify against pay cuts

As lawmakers reconvene, hundreds testify against pay cuts

One teacher said, 'Students cannot suffer further'

More than 450 people — many of them teachers — sent in testimony urging lawmakers to stop any effort to cut state workers’ salaries, which would worsen the teacher shortage crisis as well as the state economy.

  Monday, May 11, 2020  /  Number of views (1115)
Legislature reconvenes today, public can view sessions online and on-air

Legislature reconvenes today, public can view sessions online and on-air

The Capitol remains closed to the public as lawmakers look for ways to avoid state employee pay cuts and shore up the budget

When the 2020 Legislative session reconvenes Monday, the Hawaii State Capitol will be secured and closed to the general public, but hearings and floor sessions will be broadcast and live-streamed.

  Monday, May 11, 2020  /  Number of views (442)
Mid-Pacific Institute offers free webinars on distance learning and more

Mid-Pacific Institute offers free webinars on distance learning and more

Unstructured video conferences held three times a week for connections, questions, support

Participate in free half-hour or one-hour virtual sessions to improve your teaching practice or just hang out to ask questions and receive support Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays after school.

  Friday, May 8, 2020  /  Number of views (769)
Teacher evaluation changes because of COVID-19 explained

Teacher evaluation changes because of COVID-19 explained

Modifications made to EES after school buildings were closed in mid-March

The HSTA worked to ensure that teachers will not be penalized if they are unable to complete all of the components of the Educator Effectiveness System (EES) as school buildings are now closed because of the pandemic.

  Friday, May 8, 2020  /  Number of views (593)
Lawmakers' short-term plan will avoid state employee pay cuts

Lawmakers' short-term plan will avoid state employee pay cuts

Money chairs say they can cover a $1 billion shortfall without reducing workers’ salaries

The chairs of the state Senate Ways and Means and state House Finance committees say they believe they can balance the state budget that’s been hit hard by a lack of tourism during the coronavirus, without having to reduce public employees’ pay in the months ahead.

  Friday, May 8, 2020  /  Number of views (1794)
Schools superintendent ‘not supporting’ pay cut

Schools superintendent ‘not supporting’ pay cut

Superintendent Kishimoto wants to use federal relief funds to continue shortage differentials

DOE Superintendent Christina Kishimoto said Thursday she opposes pay cuts and hopes to use federal coronavirus relief funds to continue shortage differentials for special education, Hawaiian language immersion, and hard-to-staff teachers next school year.

  Thursday, May 7, 2020  /  Number of views (2971)
Legislative leaders: 'Main purpose' of reconvening Monday is to avoid pay cuts or furloughs

Legislative leaders: 'Main purpose' of reconvening Monday is to avoid pay cuts or furloughs

Lawmakers want to stop the possible reduction state workers' pay that would worsen Hawaii's economy during the pandemic

State House Speaker Scott Saiki said Thursday the “main purpose” of reconvening the Legislature will be working with Gov. David Ige to find other options or alternatives to what Saiki called “drastic budget cuts and furloughs” to stabilize state finances during the coronavirus pandemic.

  Thursday, May 7, 2020  /  Number of views (874)
HSTA Higher Education Benefit supports free online associate degrees

HSTA Higher Education Benefit supports free online associate degrees

HSTA members and family can earn a degree with no out-of-pocket costs

HSTA members and their family, including spouses, partners, children, and parents, can now earn an online associate degree completely free of charge.

  Tuesday, May 5, 2020  /  Number of views (2480)
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