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HSTA reaches agreement with HIDOE on end-of-year checkout procedures

HSTA reaches agreement with HIDOE on end-of-year checkout procedures

You should NOT perform an inventory of materials, move furniture, or meet face to face

This agreement outlines what tasks teachers can and can’t be asked to complete, how teachers will be scheduled to come to campus, guidance on entering campus and workspaces, safety precautions, and an exception process for those who may have health concerns related to COVID-19.  

  Friday, April 24, 2020  /  Number of views (12353)
Educators join public-sector union volunteers attacking jobless claims backlog

Educators join public-sector union volunteers attacking jobless claims backlog

They juggled classroom commitments and received permission to help out-of-work people obtain benefits

Some educators juggled their remote teaching commitments to join more than 100 other public-sector union member volunteers from HSTA, HGEA and UHPA who started working on the massive backlog of unemployment claims Thursday at the Hawaii Convention Center. 

  Friday, April 24, 2020  /  Number of views (1543)
NEA president to Gov. Ige: ‘Hawaii’s students and their families deserve better’ than pay cuts

NEA president to Gov. Ige: ‘Hawaii’s students and their families deserve better’ than pay cuts

If educators' pay is reduced, Hawaii will very likely lose teachers across the spectrum, she said

Lily Eskelsen García, president of the National Education Association, wrote Gov. David Ige Friday, telling him that while she understands the fiscal challenges that the coronavirus presents to Hawaii, “reducing the pay of teachers and other public employees will only compound this crisis.”

  Friday, April 24, 2020  /  Number of views (1776)
NEA Foundation offers grants up to $5,000 for rapid response, leadership, and student success during pandemic

NEA Foundation offers grants up to $5,000 for rapid response, leadership, and student success during pandemic

HSTA members are eligible to apply now for grants that begin in the spring, summer, and fall

The NEA Foundation is proud to stand with educators and offer these grant opportunities during this challenging time. 

  Thursday, April 23, 2020  /  Number of views (1062)
Hawaii State FCU offers emergency assistance loans, financial tips for challenging times

Hawaii State FCU offers emergency assistance loans, financial tips for challenging times

Learn more about the credit union's financial resources and assistance programs

The Hawaii State Federal Credit Union offers its members financial resources and assistance programs, including an emergency assistance loan. In light of COVID-19, Hawaii State FCU is also allowing members to defer their loan payments and make early withdrawals without penalty.

  Thursday, April 23, 2020  /  Number of views (297)
HSTA president urges governor to 'take the right actions' during coronavirus crisis

HSTA president urges governor to 'take the right actions' during coronavirus crisis

Letter stresses negative impacts to education, offers alternatives to balance state budget

HSTA President Corey Rosenlee writes, “In addition to economic consequences, a reduction in teachers’ salaries would devastate Hawaii’s public schools. We’re hearing from our veteran educators that they would retire, and from our new and experienced teachers who would be forced to leave the profession.”

  Thursday, April 23, 2020  /  Number of views (842)
Pay cuts less likely as Congress poised to give states more federal aid

Pay cuts less likely as Congress poised to give states more federal aid

President says aid to states will be discussed in future bailout bill

Pay cuts for Hawaii state employees seem less likely after a new $470 billion coronavirus relief plan appeared ready for Congressional approval, while the president said further aid to state and localities would be discussed as part of the next aid package.

  Tuesday, April 21, 2020  /  Number of views (1344)
Governor says state pay cuts ‘the last resort’ in dealing with coronavirus' financial effects

Governor says state pay cuts ‘the last resort’ in dealing with coronavirus' financial effects

Ige would tap the state’s rainy day fund, federal support before cutting salaries

Gov. David Ige told a news conference Monday, “I just really want to assure everyone that salary reductions would be the last resort” in dealing with plummeting tax revenues because of the coronavirus.

  Monday, April 20, 2020  /  Number of views (1360)
Superintendent answers questions about possible cuts, HIDOE budget, summer school, and more

Superintendent answers questions about possible cuts, HIDOE budget, summer school, and more

She also talked about how the HIDOE will use federal COVID-19 relief funds in schools, and how school might look in the fall

The superintendent answered questions that are on many educators' minds, from a potential pay cut and budget issues to how school might look assuming classes reopen in the fall.

  Monday, April 20, 2020  /  Number of views (1819)
Oahu volunteers sought in joint union effort to solve unemployment claims backlog

Oahu volunteers sought in joint union effort to solve unemployment claims backlog

HSTA, HGEA, and UHPA work together to expedite relief

The HSTA joins HGEA and UHPA in working together to expedite relief for those recently unemployed in our communities. We call on our Oahu-based members who are able to volunteer to help process claims and get unemployment checks out quickly. 

  Sunday, April 19, 2020  /  Number of views (1471)
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