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HSTA pushes HIDOE for COVID-19 guidance, procedures, clarification

HSTA pushes HIDOE for COVID-19 guidance, procedures, clarification

Written request follows class grievance for BU05 members

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.  

  Friday, September 4, 2020  /  Number of views (1688)
HIDOE to offer surge testing at Oahu schools this weekend

HIDOE to offer surge testing at Oahu schools this weekend

Employees, families encouraged to get tested

The Hawaii State Department of Education is hosting surge testing sites at several Oahu schools over the holiday weekend to accommodate HIDOE employees and their families.

  Friday, September 4, 2020  /  Number of views (379)
HSTA members eligible for Valley of the Temples Community Partnership Program

HSTA members eligible for Valley of the Temples Community Partnership Program

Attend a webinar to learn how to plan today for tomorrow

Valley of the Temples is a full-service cemetery, funeral home, and crematory operator serving the families of Oahu since 1963. HSTA members are invited to attend a free informational webinar to learn more about benefits for you and your family, 85 decisions that must be made and questions to be answered when a death occurs, 25 documents you need to keep together in one place, and more.

  Friday, September 4, 2020  /  Number of views (161)
State auditor slams HIDOE for lack of transparency on campus COVID-19 cases

State auditor slams HIDOE for lack of transparency on campus COVID-19 cases

The agency says the department must report specifics quickly, and the number of students and staff who are quarantined

“DOE had not been publicizing positive cases until pressed by HSTA. Then, citing privacy laws, DOE only provided information by large complex areas, prompting the teachers’ union to begin identifying specific schools,” the auditor’s report said. 

  Friday, August 28, 2020  /  Number of views (1776)
Know Your Rights: COVID-19 and personal protective equipment (PPE)

Know Your Rights: COVID-19 and personal protective equipment (PPE)

The HIDOE has an obligation to provide a safe, healthy work environment

This guidance is provided as a member resource highlighting the topic of personal protective equipment (PPE) and/or face coverings. This guidance should not be considered exhaustive.

  Friday, August 28, 2020  /  Number of views (457)
BOE chair expects more flexibility to request telework

BOE chair expects more flexibility to request telework

Kauai teacher calls for more teacher tech support during PBS Insights program

“My understanding is, as we move into the next phase of this, after the first four weeks, there will be much more flexibility to request telework from home, but along with that will be some discussion about whether they have that capability to provide the technological support that they need from their homes,” Board of Education Chair Catherine Payne said Thursday night on Insights on PBS Hawaii, during a panel discussion titled “Back to School During COVID-19.”

  Friday, August 28, 2020  /  Number of views (2439)
NEA uses market research firm to survey educators

NEA uses market research firm to survey educators

3,000 members, 1,500 potential members to be contacted

The survey will begin fielding the week of Sept. 6 and will continue through most of September through postcard alerts, emails, and phone calls.

  Friday, August 28, 2020  /  Number of views (140)
Stipends available through the Grow Our Own Teachers Initiative

Stipends available through the Grow Our Own Teachers Initiative

Learn about this partnership between the Hawaii State Department of Education and University of Hawaii at Manoa College of Education

Emergency hires, substitutes, and educational assistants are encouraged to take advantage of the opportunity so they can expand their knowledge and gain substantial raises by becoming full-fledged licensed teachers.

  Friday, August 28, 2020  /  Number of views (2622)
Frequently asked questions relating to coronavirus (COVID-19) and schools

Frequently asked questions relating to coronavirus (COVID-19) and schools

Information is accurate as of our latest update and subject to change

The Hawaii State Teachers Association is working hard to ensure that our members' health and safety remain a priority, our contract and employment rights are preserved, and information is being communicated in an accurate and timely manner.

  Friday, August 28, 2020  /  Number of views (26410)
HIDOE employees encouraged to get free COVID-19 testing

HIDOE employees encouraged to get free COVID-19 testing

You may get tested during work hours with supervisor approval and proof of registration voucher

The department is encouraging everyone to get tested, especially if you don't feel well or have had close contact with someone with COVID-19. You may get tested during work hours with supervisor approval and your proof of registration voucher.

  Thursday, August 27, 2020  /  Number of views (668)
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