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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 (1536)
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 (792)
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 03, 2020  /  Number of views (2845)
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 (2396)
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 03, 2020  /  Number of views (2805)
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 (10605)
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 (11575)
BOE approves $14.7 million in shortage differentials to start next month

BOE approves $14.7 million in shortage differentials to start next month

Second phase in campaign to end teacher shortage crisis will be announced in January

DOE, BOE leaders commit to a multi-phased approach to help end the teacher shortage crisis.

  Friday, December 06, 2019  /  Number of views (2616)
Increasing hard-to-staff bonuses would ease Hawaii's teacher shortage crisis

Increasing hard-to-staff bonuses would ease Hawaii's teacher shortage crisis

The DOE needs to expand the complexes eligible and boost annual bonus amounts

The HSTA suggests significantly boosting the dollar amounts bonuses each year at locations plagued by a high percentage of unlicensed teachers, in geographically isolated complexes and where the combination of vacancies and emergency hires makes up more than 10 percent of the teaching force.

  Thursday, November 14, 2019  /  Number of views (3272)
HSTA raises kick in this fall; How to increase your pay further

HSTA raises kick in this fall; How to increase your pay further

Teachers in hard-to-staff areas, department and grade-level chairs, librarians, coaches, band and choir directors and others earn supplemental pay

Teachers receive a 3.5% pay hike this fall.

  Thursday, August 02, 2018  /  Number of views (4785)
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