Since late April, the Hawaii State Teachers Association has repeatedly asked the Hawaii State Department of Education what model(s) will be used to reopen public schools in school year 2020–21.
The Hawaii Board of Education meets virtually Thursday, June 4, and is seeking feedback about reopening Hawaii’s public schools through Friday.
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With the end of the school year, we have shifted to a greater focus on what the reopening of the school year will look like. We have an even greater sense of urgency because our multi-track schools are scheduled to start their school year the first week of July.
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The Hawaii State Teachers Association is working closely with the Hawaii State Department of Education on this matter and will update members as needed.
While most teachers will not be on campus when the hard copy forms arrive, the emailed PDF copy will help notify teachers of their 2020–21 status in a timely manner.
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This page contains updates issued by the Hawaii State Department of Education related to coronavirus (COVID-19).
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