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HSTA has serious concerns about HIDOE’s three-phase reopening plan

HSTA has serious concerns about HIDOE’s three-phase reopening plan

HSTA was not consulted nor notified prior to Friday’s announcement

HSTA was not consulted nor notified prior to Friday’s announcement, and learned of the developments alongside the public. HSTA has subsequently demanded impact bargaining with the employer as the changes would have ramifications on numerous parts of our current contract.

  Friday, August 7, 2020  /  Number of views (8586)
Frequently asked questions relating to coronavirus (COVID-19) and schools

Frequently asked questions relating to coronavirus (COVID-19) and schools

Information is accurate as of our latest update and subject to change

The Hawaii State Teachers Association is working hard to ensure that our members' health and safety remain a priority, our contract and employment rights are preserved, and information is being communicated in an accurate and timely manner.

  Thursday, August 6, 2020  /  Number of views (22699)
Senators express concern about schools reopening Aug. 4

Senators express concern about schools reopening Aug. 4

HSTA seeks answers to critical questions from HIDOE

While the Hawaii State Teachers Association (HSTA) believes in the importance of ensuring students are provided instructional services in school year 2020–21, it should not be at the cost of a safe educational environment.

  Friday, July 17, 2020  /  Number of views (4300)
HSTA asks for detailed answers about school reopening

HSTA asks for detailed answers about school reopening

The union delivered a 2-page list of questions to the HIDOE on May 19

Since late April, the Hawaii State Teachers Association has repeatedly asked the Hawaii State Department of Education what model(s) will be used to reopen public schools in school year 2020–21.

  Wednesday, June 3, 2020  /  Number of views (5260)
Addressing your questions and concerns about coronavirus at school

Addressing your questions and concerns about coronavirus at school

There are protections in the contract should COVID-19 reach school campuses in Hawaii

The Hawaii State Teachers Association is working closely with the Hawaii State Department of Education on this matter and will update members as needed.

  Friday, May 29, 2020  /  Number of views (55928)
HIDOE creates new behavior analyst teacher position

HIDOE creates new behavior analyst teacher position

Roughly 30 to 40 of these BAT posts will be created across the state

The HIDOE anticipates approximately 30-40 positions will be created at the complex/district/state level to address behavior analyst work within the department.

  Friday, April 24, 2020  /  Number of views (1858)
How to request payroll help from the HIDOE and actually get a response

How to request payroll help from the HIDOE and actually get a response

ServiceNow allows educators to request assistance without playing phone tag

The Department of Education launched a system called ServiceNow to ensure employees receive a quick and accurate response without playing phone tag.

  Thursday, November 21, 2019  /  Number of views (2138)
On Hawaii Island, educators suggest ways the state could retain more teachers

On Hawaii Island, educators suggest ways the state could retain more teachers

Consulting firm holds fourth and final listening session at Keaau High School

“I advise every kid not to become a teacher, because it would be irresponsible for me to tell someone to get a four-year degree and not make ends meet,” Eric Hagiwara, a math, robotics, and programming teacher at Waiakea High, said.

  Thursday, September 26, 2019  /  Number of views (1581)
Members, community encouraged to speak up at HIDOE listening sessions on teacher pay

Members, community encouraged to speak up at HIDOE listening sessions on teacher pay

Listening sessions scheduled for Oahu, Maui, and Hawaii Island

The Hawaii State Teachers Association encourages members, parents and other members of the community to attend a series of listening sessions hosted by the Hawaii State Department of Education (HIDOE) on teacher pay. The department's goal is to gather feedback to refine and potentially recommend changes to the teacher compensation system.

  Wednesday, September 18, 2019  /  Number of views (4708)
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