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HSTA victories: New funding source for schools, pesticide buffer zones near schools

HSTA victories: New funding source for schools, pesticide buffer zones near schools

Progress made on family leave, civil rights protections for students

Successfully advocating for a constitutional amendment on the ballot this fall to better fund schools is the HSTA’s biggest and most important legislative achievement this year. Here’s a list of the school-related bills that passed and those that we advocated for but did not pass.

  Monday, May 07, 2018  /  Number of views (935)
Reminder – License renewal with Hawaii Teachers Standards Board (HTSB)

Reminder – License renewal with Hawaii Teachers Standards Board (HTSB)

1,400 teachers' licenses expire June 30

The Hawaii Teachers Standards Board (HTSB) has asked the HSTA to remind members that teachers need to renew their licenses in a timely manner.  As of mid-April, there are approximately 1,400 teachers whose licenses will expire this year, so they need to take action before June 30, 2018.

  Thursday, April 26, 2018  /  Number of views (833)
Statistics show Hawaii at or near the bottom on school spending, which hurts our keiki

Statistics show Hawaii at or near the bottom on school spending, which hurts our keiki

Click on these links to see the source and background of these statistics which show how Hawaii's chronic underfunding of public education is hurting our children with low high school completion rates and Native Hawaiian students in public schools more likely to have unqualified teachers.

  Thursday, April 26, 2018  /  Number of views (1007)
Constitutional Amendment to better fund schools approved by lawmakers

Constitutional Amendment to better fund schools approved by lawmakers

Proposal will be on the November ballot

The State Senate Monday approved a bill to ask voters to decide this fall whether the state should be empowered to impose a surcharge on residential investment properties to help fund public education.

  Tuesday, April 24, 2018  /  Number of views (664)
Isle voters likely to get their say on a property tax for schools

Isle voters likely to get their say on a property tax for schools

A final Senate vote is expected Monday

Following a two-year lobbying effort by the Hawaii State Teachers Association, a proposed constitutional amendment asking voters if the state should be allowed to tax investment properties to benefit public schools is all but set for the November ballot.

  Thursday, April 19, 2018  /  Number of views (1068)
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