The HSTA Negotiations Team meets for an hour and a half with top HIDOE officials Monday to begin detailed bargaining about reopening schools.
"This week, the Department of Education released the ‘Guidance for Reopening Schools.’ HSTA was not consulted and did not agree to these policies, even though teachers will be the ones most likely being forced to implement these policies,” HSTA President Corey Rosenlee said. “We have many questions and concerns.”
With the end of the school year, we have shifted to a greater focus on what the reopening of the school year will look like. We have an even greater sense of urgency because our multi-track schools are scheduled to start their school year the first week of July.
Here is a breakdown of key education-related proposals in the House Democrats' $3 trillion package advocated by the National Education Association.
Oahu students from public, private and charter schools islandwide wanting to help their schools or communities go green now have a chance to earn funding to back their big ideas.
The Department of Education is making it easier and significantly less expensive to install classroom air conditioning.
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.
Following a two-year lobbying effort by the Hawaii State Teachers Association, a proposed constitutional amendment asking voters if the state should be allowed to tax investment properties to benefit public schools is all but set for the November ballot.