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Legislative session brings some good news for educators

Legislative session brings some good news for educators

Teachers will no longer front HTSB fees; Lawmakers approve huge schools construction budget increase

Lawmakers passed a law which will now use general fund monies to fund the Hawaii Teacher Standards Board (HTSB) instead of using licensing fees paid by teachers.

  Tuesday, May 07, 2019  /  Number of views (403)
[UPDATED] Priorities HSTA continues to track in the 2019 Legislative session

[UPDATED] Priorities HSTA continues to track in the 2019 Legislative session

Please be ready to testify with us!

In the coming weeks, we may be asking for your help to submit and deliver testimony. Each committee announces their agenda with just 48 hours notice, so expect to receive requests last-minute.

  Tuesday, March 19, 2019  /  Number of views (793)
Senate approves bill to raise general excise tax for Hawaii's public schools

Senate approves bill to raise general excise tax for Hawaii's public schools

Senate Bill 1474 aims to provide hundreds of millions of dollars in additional funding for our keiki

A school funding proposal, Senate Bill 1474, was approved overwhelmingly by the full Senate on Tuesday, March 5, and now crosses over into the House for review.

  Tuesday, March 05, 2019  /  Number of views (799)
Key Senate committee OKs proposal to better fund our public schools

Key Senate committee OKs proposal to better fund our public schools

Senate Bill 1474 was approved the Senate Ways and Means Committee Friday

The proposal would provide additional funding, 80 percent to public schools and 20 percent to the University of Hawaii, through a half-percent increase in the general excise tax (GET).

  Tuesday, February 26, 2019  /  Number of views (602)
Con Am illuminated school funding crisis

Con Am illuminated school funding crisis

Gov, schools superintendent call for more school resources, better pay

Even though the state Supreme Court blocked voters from deciding on the constitutional amendment to better fund our schools, the HSTA’s Con Am campaign helped focus attention on chronic public school underfunding, low teacher pay and the negative consequences those problems have on students.

  Friday, October 26, 2018  /  Number of views (500)
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