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Economic experts say cutting employees’ pay would make Hawaii’s economy worse

Economic experts say cutting employees’ pay would make Hawaii’s economy worse

A 20% pay reduction would lead to billions of losses to the state, study found

University of Hawaii economic experts say a 20-percent pay cut for state employees, including public school teachers, floated by Gov. David Ige’s administration would worsen Hawaii’s economic slump for several years.

  Wednesday, April 22, 2020  /  Number of views (1312)
Pay cuts less likely as Congress poised to give states more federal aid

Pay cuts less likely as Congress poised to give states more federal aid

President says aid to states will be discussed in future bailout bill

Pay cuts for Hawaii state employees seem less likely after a new $470 billion coronavirus relief plan appeared ready for Congressional approval, while the president said further aid to state and localities would be discussed as part of the next aid package.

  Tuesday, April 21, 2020  /  Number of views (1344)
Governor says state pay cuts ‘the last resort’ in dealing with coronavirus' financial effects

Governor says state pay cuts ‘the last resort’ in dealing with coronavirus' financial effects

Ige would tap the state’s rainy day fund, federal support before cutting salaries

Gov. David Ige told a news conference Monday, “I just really want to assure everyone that salary reductions would be the last resort” in dealing with plummeting tax revenues because of the coronavirus.

  Monday, April 20, 2020  /  Number of views (1360)
Superintendent answers questions about possible cuts, HIDOE budget, summer school, and more

Superintendent answers questions about possible cuts, HIDOE budget, summer school, and more

She also talked about how the HIDOE will use federal COVID-19 relief funds in schools, and how school might look in the fall

The superintendent answered questions that are on many educators' minds, from a potential pay cut and budget issues to how school might look assuming classes reopen in the fall.

  Monday, April 20, 2020  /  Number of views (1819)
Coronavirus salary cuts delayed to June, could be prevented

Coronavirus salary cuts delayed to June, could be prevented

An initial May 1 date has been pushed back and federal funds could cover budget shortfall

Gov. David Ige said Friday that his controversial idea of cutting state employees’ pay by 20 percent—including that of educators—might not happen after all, and unions have been told even if salary cuts happen, they’ll start later than originally planned. "It is possible that there would be no salary cuts at all," he said.

  Friday, April 17, 2020  /  Number of views (4515)
Public school classrooms to remain closed through the end of the school year

Public school classrooms to remain closed through the end of the school year

Enrichment and distance learning to continue through May 28

HSTA President Corey Rosenlee said, “As long as there was ambiguity about when school would open, it made it very difficult for our teachers to plan. Now we know what’s going to happen with the rest of the school year."

  Friday, April 17, 2020  /  Number of views (815)
HSTA honors charter school teacher as its educator of the year

HSTA honors charter school teacher as its educator of the year

Raechelle Villanueva receives the 2020 S.T.A.C.Y. Award for Teaching Excellence

She helped create a Twitter teacher group, founded her school's robotics team and innovates inside and outside the classroom.

  Thursday, April 9, 2020  /  Number of views (1191)
Pay statements still accessible online from home

Pay statements still accessible online from home

You can change your password, access pay statements, and read FAQs from any device

Pay statements, frequently asked questions (FAQs), and the ability to change your password are available from devices connected to any network.

  Thursday, April 9, 2020  /  Number of views (474)
Deadline to enroll for Hawaii Democratic presidential primary is April 4

Deadline to enroll for Hawaii Democratic presidential primary is April 4

NEA recommends Biden in Democratic presidential race

April 4 is the deadline to register and enroll in the Democratic Party of Hawaii's 2020 Presidential Primary.

  Friday, April 3, 2020  /  Number of views (492)
Substitute teachers, PTTs, and PPTs eligible for unemployment

Substitute teachers, PTTs, and PPTs eligible for unemployment

Temporary expansion of jobless benefits makes them eligible for coverage plus a $600 weekly supplement

While the HSTA does not represent these valued employees, we want to give them critical information to help them get by during the pandemic.

  Friday, April 3, 2020  /  Number of views (13183)
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