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.
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.
Lawmakers say one of their goals is to make Hawaii a more affordable place to live, and education plays a significant role.
We encourage the community and our decision-makers to join HSTA in advocating for our students and teachers to transform Hawaii’s public schools.
Successfully advocating for a constitutional amendment on the ballot this fall to better fund schools is the HSTA’s biggest and most important legislative achievement this year. Here’s a list of the school-related bills that passed and those that we advocated for but did not pass.