With the end of the school year, we have shifted to a greater focus on what the reopening of the school year will look like. We have an even greater sense of urgency because our multi-track schools are scheduled to start their school year the first week of July.
The Hawaii State Teachers Association is working closely with the Hawaii State Department of Education on this matter and will update members as needed.
A heartfelt mahalo to the 56 HSTA members who juggled their professional and personal schedules to volunteer to attack the state’s backlog of unemployment claims because of the pandemic.
How are you and your fellow HSTA members supporting each other and/or your students during this difficult time?
With the health and well-being of our staff, workplace, and community in mind, we ask our members to observe the limited opening of the offices by refraining from visiting the office at this time.
With the closing of the 2019–20 school year and announcements of summer programs, we expect to move forward in consultation and bargaining over the reopening of schools.
HSTA does not represent teachers who teach summer school or e-school. We are providing information to help those who are involved in a summer learning program and address questions from our members.
“I miss the sounds that ballet shoes make when students brush the vinyl dance floor or the moment they jump into the air, suspend for a moment, only to land quietly. And I miss their heartwarming smiles after performing double pirouettes for the first time.”
Teachers in various subject areas are collaborating at Waianae Intermediate School to offer their students an educational experience based on the coronavirus pandemic.
The Hawaii State Teachers Association has launched a TV and digital campaign to highlight the many contributions educators across the state have made to their students and communities during the pandemic.