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Where and how to get your flu shot

Where and how to get your flu shot

Important information from HMSA and Kaiser Permanente

Flu season usually starts in October, peaks in December, and can last through the following May. The flu shot is your best defense against the virus and a safe, effective way to protect the people around you.

  Friday, September 18, 2020  /  Number of views (798)
HSTA members speak out to BOE on telework, SPED concerns, more

HSTA members speak out to BOE on telework, SPED concerns, more

Nearly 200 educators across the state submitted anonymous testimony as a reality check during COVID-19

At Thursday’s BOE meeting, Rosenlee testified about HSTA members’ concerns and said, “The lack of action and transparency from the DOE has put the lives and health of teachers, staff, and our students in jeopardy. This was clearly evident today when the Department of Education and the Department of Health announced metrics for reopening schools. HSTA was never consulted in the creation of these metrics.”

  Thursday, September 17, 2020  /  Number of views (2655)
Sister, daughter of school clerk who died of COVID-19 make case for telework

Sister, daughter of school clerk who died of COVID-19 make case for telework

Dayna Inouye, Angie Choi worked at Dole Middle School; Cameron Inouye-Ng teaches at Makalapa Elementary

Angie Choi, a school counselor at Dole Middle School, submitted testimony to the Board of Education Wednesday asking them on behalf of her late sister to assure that educators can telework during the pandemic.

  Thursday, September 17, 2020  /  Number of views (7154)
HSTA submits testimony on behalf of nearly 200 educators who fear retaliation

HSTA submits testimony on behalf of nearly 200 educators who fear retaliation

HSTA Board of Directors supports 100-percent distance learning through at least first semester

In written testimony ahead of the BOE’s general meeting Thursday afternoon, members cited flawed Hawaii State Department of Education (HIDOE) policies and procedures in response to COVID-19.

  Wednesday, September 16, 2020  /  Number of views (2755)
Email the BOE for changes to keep our schools safe

Email the BOE for changes to keep our schools safe

Push for 100% distance learning, telework, and health guidance

We want to inform board members about the real conditions occurring in our schools during the coronavirus pandemic, especially with regards to schools where all teachers are being unilaterally denied telework when requested, and conditions in classrooms with in-person instruction, particularly those involving special education and fully self-contained educators.

  Monday, September 14, 2020  /  Number of views (852)
Superintendent says DOH took days to respond to Dole positive cases

Superintendent says DOH took days to respond to Dole positive cases

An office employee has died and others from the school are quarantined

Dole Middle School’s principal notified employees about the death via email shortly before 9 p.m. Wednesday. The Hawaii State Department of Education (HIDOE) has refused to approve telework for any Dole teachers, despite the fact that many of them have no students in their classes.

  Friday, September 11, 2020  /  Number of views (2184)
HSTA members set to receive raises in the 2nd quarter

HSTA members set to receive raises in the 2nd quarter

Increases negotiated three years ago, funded two years ago

Hawaii public school teachers are scheduled to receive negotiated pay increases this fall. Effective the first day of the second quarter, educators will receive a 3.5 percent across-the-board pay raise, which will show up in their paychecks starting Nov. 5.

  Friday, September 11, 2020  /  Number of views (2277)
HSTA, HIDOE head back to the bargaining table over COVID-19

HSTA, HIDOE head back to the bargaining table over COVID-19

The union’s prohibited practice complaint is on hold

The Hawaii State Teachers Association is pleased to report a positive development in our prohibited practice complaint regarding the state’s refusal to bargain over rapidly changing coronavirus threats to our members.

  Friday, September 11, 2020  /  Number of views (3184)
NEA offers distance learning webinars

NEA offers distance learning webinars

Series designed to help members master the ins and outs of distance learning

Join NEA Teacher Quality in a series of webinars designed to help you master the ins and outs of distance learning.

  Tuesday, September 8, 2020  /  Number of views (1094)
HSTA to live stream school reopening listening session

HSTA to live stream school reopening listening session

Share your stories, concerns with HSTA officers in live virtual event Thursday

HSTA’s officers want to hear about front-line teachers’ school reopening concerns in a virtual listening session on Thursday, Sept. 10.

  Friday, September 4, 2020  /  Number of views (722)
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