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HSTA finds HIDOE’s announcement to delay school openings inadequate

HSTA finds HIDOE’s announcement to delay school openings inadequate

We have not negotiated an agreement for Bargaining Unit 05 teachers

We feel, as many of you do, that this announcement is incredibly vague. We have not negotiated an agreement regarding the work of Bargaining Unit 05 teachers from March 23 on.

  Wednesday, March 18, 2020  /  Number of views (144)
2020 HSTA election results

2020 HSTA election results

Ballots cast on Teacher Institute Day have been counted and certified

Ballots cast on Teacher Institute Day 2020 were counted and the results have been certified. Please note most chapters will have two sets of results: one for elections and one for leaders elected by acclamation.

  Wednesday, March 18, 2020  /  Number of views (4763)
12-month teachers can request to work from home March 16-23

12-month teachers can request to work from home March 16-23

Please reach out to your supervisor and discuss your options

If you are a 12-month teacher and not on a multi-track, please review the procedures and related documents, then reach out to your supervisor and discuss your options.

  Tuesday, March 17, 2020  /  Number of views (156)
HSTA files complaint with Hawaii Labor Relations Board over governor's directive

HSTA files complaint with Hawaii Labor Relations Board over governor's directive

The plan violates two key provisions of our Collective Bargaining Agreement

On March 17, the Hawaii State Teachers Association filed a prohibited practice complaint with the Hawaii Labor Relations Board over Gov. David Ige’s plan directing teachers to return to public schools on March 23.

  Tuesday, March 17, 2020  /  Number of views (144)
VIDEO: HSTA streams live coronavirus briefing on March 16

VIDEO: HSTA streams live coronavirus briefing on March 16

HSTA leaders offer overview, answer questions on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube

On March 16, HSTA live-streamed a briefing on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube to offer a comprehensive overview of where things currently stood, and what questions and concerns we posed to the HIDOE.

  Monday, March 16, 2020  /  Number of views (170)
HSTA takes action to protect the public's health, safety, and educators' contractual rights

HSTA takes action to protect the public's health, safety, and educators' contractual rights

With Hawaii and the United States in declared states of emergency, the Hawaii State Teachers Association is taking action to ensure our members’ contractual rights, and health and well-being are protected.

  Sunday, March 15, 2020  /  Number of views (110)
HSTA addresses coronavirus preparations in letters to HIDOE, public charter schools

HSTA addresses coronavirus preparations in letters to HIDOE, public charter schools

The letters cover wages, hours, and working conditions for members

On March 13, the HSTA sent communication to both the HIDOE and all 37 public charter schools regarding their obligation to consult and/or bargain with the HSTA regarding the wages, hours, and working conditions of our members.

  Friday, March 13, 2020  /  Number of views (219)
Key House committees advance teacher compensation bill

Key House committees advance teacher compensation bill

Representatives received more than 600 pages of testimony from educators before unanimously approving the measure

Earlier in the day, teachers from Oahu and Maui delivered educator declarations signed by thousands of HSTA members across the state calling for higher pay for veterans and differentials for key shortage areas in special education, hard-to-staff schools and Hawaiian language immersion.

  Friday, March 13, 2020  /  Number of views (1521)
‘Ewa Makai Middle school teacher receives prestigious Milken Educator Award

‘Ewa Makai Middle school teacher receives prestigious Milken Educator Award

The award honors outstanding excellence in education and comes with an unrestricted $25,000 cash prize

Miki Cacace, a math teacher at ‘Ewa Makai Middle School known for her coding classes, is the only Milken Educator Award winner from Hawai‘i this year and is among just 40 nationwide honorees for 2019-20.

  Wednesday, March 11, 2020  /  Number of views (561)
PHOTOS: Waimanalo teacher explores Antarctica with National Geographic

PHOTOS: Waimanalo teacher explores Antarctica with National Geographic

Blade Shepherd-Jones returns from another epic journey with National Geographic and Lindblad Expedition

In February, Waimanalo Elementary and Intermediate School teacher Blade Shepherd-Jones spent 10 days exploring the wonders of Antarctica with National Geographic and Lindblad Expeditions.

  Wednesday, March 11, 2020  /  Number of views (454)
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