As your first week of remote work comes to a close, we want to share the latest developments regarding school closures—many of which were released within the past several hours by the Hawaii State Department of Education.
The Hawaii State Teachers Association reached an agreement with Hawaii State Department of Education Superintendent Christina Kishimoto on Wednesday, March 25, to modify the due date for teachers to submit third-quarter grades.
NEA Retirement Specialists offer free seminars to help HSTA members who are within five to 10 years of retirement.
We know our public schools serve as not only hubs of learning, but as safe spaces that provide much-needed stability for our keiki. The recent coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has fractured this stability, and we are working hard to pick up the pieces.
HSTA is relieved and grateful that the HIDOE is following state and federal guidelines and county-directed stay-at-home, work-at-home orders.
Statements by Hawaii State Department of Education Superintendent Christina Kishimoto triggered a number of questions related to our members and public schools. Here are a couple of FAQs to clarify a few of those issues.
The recent announcement means that we don't expect Bargaining Unit 05 employees on Oahu to be provided access to their worksite or campus after 4:30 p.m. on Monday, March 23.
This morning, the Hawaii State Teachers Association and Hawaii State Department of Education signed a letter of agreement that provides a framework to allow our members to work from home for the duration of preparations and response to the coronavirus (COVID-19).
HSTA leaders spent about three hours negotiating with the employer today to work out a conceptual agreement for our members to work from home. When that agreement is finalized, we will send an email update to our members with more details.
The Hawaii State Department of Education (HIDOE) announced today it will keep all public schools closed for a total of three weeks to help slow the spread of COVID-19.