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HIDOE details millions in potential cuts for next school year

HIDOE details millions in potential cuts for next school year

Superintendent wants to spend tens of millions on tutors while hundreds of teachers would lose jobs

For the first time Friday, the Hawaii State Department of Education released school-by-school effects of hundreds of millions of dollars worth of budget reductions the governor has directed public schools to endure next school year, resulting in a range of 1,000 to 1,500 job losses, at least half which would affect teachers. 

  Friday, January 15, 2021  /  Number of views (5699)
Waialua High holding dangerous assemblies this week

Waialua High holding dangerous assemblies this week

HSTA worries principal is creating superspreader events instead of transitioning to distance learning

The Hawaii State Teachers Association is appalled that the principal of Waialua High and Intermediate School is holding assemblies with large numbers of students in the school gym this week, including one scheduled for Friday morning.

  Thursday, January 14, 2021  /  Number of views (4211)
Educators across the state begin receiving vaccine

Educators across the state begin receiving vaccine

HIDOE employees can sign up online for vaccinations

Teachers across Hawaii began receiving the COVID-19 vaccine over the last week. Members reported an easy process and minor side effects, if any.

  Thursday, January 14, 2021  /  Number of views (710)
Teachers receiving COVID-19 vaccinations in first phase of distribution

Teachers receiving COVID-19 vaccinations in first phase of distribution

Vaccines should be available to educators in late January, February

Educators will begin to get access to COVID-19 vaccines on a regular basis toward the end of January and early February, state officials said, while Kauai public school employees will get vaccinated starting Monday.

  Tuesday, January 12, 2021  /  Number of views (6981)
HIDOE memos related to coronavirus (COVID-19)

HIDOE memos related to coronavirus (COVID-19)

A roundup of updates issued by the Hawaii State Department of Education

This page contains updates issued by the Hawaii State Department of Education related to coronavirus (COVID-19).

  Monday, January 11, 2021  /  Number of views (17780)
HSTA calls on state to improve school COVID-19 models

HSTA calls on state to improve school COVID-19 models

State should use rolling data rather than two-week average

With the recent spike of COVID-19 cases in Hawaii, the Hawaii State Teachers Association demands that the Hawaii Department of Health and the Hawaii Department of Education revise the standard used to determine school learning models.

  Friday, January 8, 2021  /  Number of views (2325)
Governor delays furloughs until ‘at least July 1’

Governor delays furloughs until ‘at least July 1’

He says the pandemic relief bill provides funding to postpone cuts

Gov. David Ige announced Tuesday afternoon he will delay furloughs for state employees to July 1. The Hawaii State Department of Education confirmed to HSTA that the furlough delay applies to HIDOE employees.

  Tuesday, December 29, 2020  /  Number of views (798)
HSTA holds live briefing, Q&A session on furlough threat

HSTA holds live briefing, Q&A session on furlough threat

What we know so far and what we continue to seek answers on

On Dec. 28, the Hawaii State Teachers Association held a live briefing to inform members on furlough threats, our response, and other COVID-19-related updates and actions.

  Monday, December 28, 2020  /  Number of views (1080)
Governor delays furloughs; Jan. 4 teacher workday restored with pay

Governor delays furloughs; Jan. 4 teacher workday restored with pay

Join HSTA for live Q&A session on Dec. 28

On Wednesday afternoon, Gov. David Ige announced he will delay furloughs for state employees, prompting the Hawaii State Department of Education to inform employees that “the scheduled Jan. 4 furlough day will no longer be implemented.”

  Wednesday, December 23, 2020  /  Number of views (1279)
Congressional stimulus includes $54+ billion for public schools

Congressional stimulus includes $54+ billion for public schools

HSTA postpones today’s live briefing until Dec. 28

To fully understand the impacts this relief bill will have on Hawaii’s schools, we are moving our live stream Q&A session from today to Monday, Dec. 28, at 4 p.m. on our Facebook page and YouTube channel.

  Monday, December 21, 2020  /  Number of views (543)
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