HSTA President Corey Rosenlee said, “As long as there was ambiguity about when school would open, it made it very difficult for our teachers to plan. Now we know what’s going to happen with the rest of the school year."
Sarah Tochiki, Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School band director, said in a message to Gov. David Ige: "I write this letter to ask for you to fulfill what you said you would do, even with this added pandemic challenge."
The HSTA BOD is concerned that the demand for emergency loans by members during the coronavirus pandemic will exceed our financial ability to meet our members’ needs in an equitable manner.
Legislative leaders joined HSTA educators in opposing Gov. David Ige's initial pay cut idea, and he said Wednesday “no decisions have been made yet.“
COVID-19 is not only impacting our health, it is devastating our economy. Visitor spending makes up the majority of our state’s income. With tourism and non-essential businesses shut down, economists are predicting a massive plunge in tax revenue.
If you receive a text message, it's okay to respond! HSTA leaders are using an application called Hustle to text members while keeping all phone numbers private.
Here's a look at how these relief packages can help you in a number of key areas.
Thursday’s decision means that about 10,000 public high school seniors who are on track to graduate will be able to do so on time. Another 1,000 or so students are not on track to graduate. Guidance will be released next week that include ways for educators to work with students to ensure they can graduate, if possible.
“These events have many of us angry, hurt, and afraid—for ourselves, for our loved ones, and for our community. Ultimately, we need to figure out how this will be remembered, how we took a stand, and how we rebuild our larger communities.”
The NEA Center for Communications is conducting a national survey of members this week regarding coronavirus. The goal is to understand the challenges members are facing and to understand what they need from their association in these difficult times.