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Shortage differentials to continue following passionate testimony before the Board of Education

Shortage differentials to continue following passionate testimony before the Board of Education

Board takes no action on proposed suspension in light of ‘promises and commitments’

HSTA President Corey Rosenlee says the differentials “worked better than our dreams ever imagined,” and not just by filling the actual positions. Rosenlee says higher education programs that funnel educators into these positions also saw a significant increase.

  Thursday, July 23, 2020  /  Number of views (1902)
HIDOE to continue shortage differentials next school year

HIDOE to continue shortage differentials next school year

The department issued a memo this week updating eligibility criteria

Shortage differentials that the Hawaii State Department of Education began in January for special education classroom teachers, Hawaiian language immersion educators and teachers at hard-to-staff schools will continue in school year 2020–21, after the department confirmed the eligibility criteria in a memo published this week.

  Friday, June 19, 2020  /  Number of views (3228)
Summer paychecks, shortage differentials explained

Summer paychecks, shortage differentials explained

If you began receiving a shortage differential in the spring, you will see changes in your summer pay

Starting this Friday, members who began receiving shortage differentials in the spring will see a drop in their summer paychecks. This decrease is a result of the differential only being payable for half of the year, and you have already been paid a large portion of the differential.  

  Thursday, June 18, 2020  /  Number of views (4812)
Key House committees advance teacher compensation bill

Key House committees advance teacher compensation bill

Representatives received more than 600 pages of testimony from educators before unanimously approving the measure

Earlier in the day, teachers from Oahu and Maui delivered educator declarations signed by thousands of HSTA members across the state calling for higher pay for veterans and differentials for key shortage areas in special education, hard-to-staff schools and Hawaiian language immersion.

  Friday, March 13, 2020  /  Number of views (1663)
URGENT: Testimony needed by Friday for major House hearing on teacher compensation

URGENT: Testimony needed by Friday for major House hearing on teacher compensation

SB2488 would fund salary compression fix, shortage differentials next year

The House Committee on Labor & Public Employment, along with the Committee on Lower & Higher Education, will hear SB2488, SD2 Relating to teacher compensation on Friday, March 13, at 2 p.m. at the Hawaii State Capitol, Room 309. Written and oral testimony will be accepted.

  Wednesday, March 11, 2020  /  Number of views (917)
Senate approves teacher compensation bill by unanimous vote

Senate approves teacher compensation bill by unanimous vote

Senate Bill 2488 now heads to the House for review

"This is a great first step," said HSTA President Corey Rosenlee. "The bill is now going to move over to the House, where we’re going to continue to work with legislators to make sure that we find a way to fund teacher compensation, including things such as the differentials and compression."

  Tuesday, March 3, 2020  /  Number of views (3041)
Senate Ways and Means Committee approves teacher compensation bill with amendments

Senate Ways and Means Committee approves teacher compensation bill with amendments

Lawmakers add $9 million to address additional costs

The Senate Ways and Means Committee passed SB2488, SD1 with amendments (11 ayes, 2 excused) Wednesday morning. Mahalo to all who submitted testimony on such short notice.

  Thursday, February 27, 2020  /  Number of views (2574)
URGENT: Testimony needed on teacher salary measures by Wednesday

URGENT: Testimony needed on teacher salary measures by Wednesday

SB2488 would fund salary compression fix, shortage differentials next year

We need testimony from teachers, counselors, and school librarians at DOE and public charter schools in support of SB 2488, Proposed SD1. Please take a few minutes to write and submit testimony!

  Monday, February 3, 2020  /  Number of views (3057)
DOE asks lawmakers to fund salary adjustments

DOE asks lawmakers to fund salary adjustments

Thousands of educators could be placed on the step that properly reflects their years of service

Veteran teachers statewide would receive salary increases by moving up anywhere from one to five steps, gaining millions of dollars worth of salary increases if lawmakers approve a proposal from the state schools superintendent.

  Friday, January 10, 2020  /  Number of views (11025)
Frequently asked questions about teacher shortage crisis differentials

Frequently asked questions about teacher shortage crisis differentials

These FAQs will be updated as new information becomes available

Read specific questions about hard-to-staff, special education and Hawaiian language immersion differentials.

  Friday, December 20, 2019  /  Number of views (12109)
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