Email the BOE for changes to keep our schools safe

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

The Hawaii State Teachers Association is encouraging members to share their stories before the Hawaii State Board of Education (BOE) holds its next meeting this Thursday, Sept. 17, at 1:30 p.m.

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 (FSC) educators.

If you feel comfortable sharing your name, school, and testimony publicly, please email testimony.BOE@boe.hawaii.gov by noon on Wednesday, Sept. 16.

Include the word “Testimony” in the subject line and at the top of the email, explain that you are testifying on discussion item VI, B: Update on metrics to monitor and evaluate the Department of Education's comprehensive plan for reopening schools for the 2020-2021 School Year, including student access to devices and connectivity; personal protective equipment and sanitation supply needs; student attendance; and student academic status and progress.

We can help you stay anonymous

All testimony submitted to the BOE becomes public record and is posted on the board’s website. This may include your full name and the email address you used to send in your testimony. If you want to share your story while remaining anonymous, please use this form and we will submit testimony on your behalf.

Please note in the form if you are comfortable with a fellow HSTA member sharing portions of your testimony at the board meeting while keeping your identity and school or worksite confidential.

Submit anonymous testimony as soon as possible

Mahalo for all your hard work and dedication. We appreciate your passion and perseverance, and we stand behind you for a safe and successful school year.