The Hawaii State Teachers Association (HSTA) sent a letter Tuesday to the Hawaii State Department of Education (HIDOE) to request in writing key guidance, procedures, and clarification during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
The HSTA has been seeking answers and clarification to much of this information for weeks and months. This formal written request follows the class grievance that HSTA filed Aug. 17 on behalf of Bargaining Unit 05 employees over violations to the HSTA collective bargaining agreement (contract) and memorandum of understanding (MOU) reached with the state of Hawaii in June.
The HSTA is asking for:
We are also pushing the HIDOE and DOH to ensure safe conditions for all students and staff, as well as an independent audit to determine health and safety procedures before any in-person, face-to-face instruction can resume.
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