HSTA recent news

State backs off across-the-board pay cuts; smaller paychecks still on the table

2021-04-20T14:58:44-10:00April 20, 2021|Categories: COVID-19, Negotiations, News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

While your HSTA Negotiations Team is pleased to report that the employer is no longer proposing a large, across-the-board pay cut, the state still wants to eliminate key memoranda of understanding (MOUs) and differentials, which would result in reduced pay and loss of important protections.

HSTA recognizes Farrington High ‘SPEDucator’ with 2021 Pono Award

2021-04-21T16:26:21-10:00April 19, 2021|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Sean Witwer, a special education math teacher at Farrington High School, was selected as our 2021 Pono Award winner for his passion and advocacy to expand learning opportunities for special education students.

HSTA recognizes ʻIliahi Elementary cafeteria manager with 2021 Friend of Youth Award

2021-04-21T16:27:02-10:00April 19, 2021|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Our 2021 Friend of Youth Award winner, Guy Shimabukuro, demonstrates a passion and commitment to mentoring keiki that goes far beyond his day job as the cafeteria manager at ʻIliahi Elementary School.

BOE approves federal funding for summer learning loss programs

2021-04-16T09:54:30-10:00April 15, 2021|Categories: COVID-19, News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The Hawaii Board of Education Thursday approved a plan to spend up to $58 million in federal pandemic aid funds on summer learning loss programs, transportation, food service, and student computer devices for the next two summers.

HSTA hiring a second communications specialist

2021-04-09T18:18:11-10:00April 9, 2021|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

To round out the skillsets of our current three-person communications team, HSTA seeks someone with a strong background in designing and producing infographics and flyers, managing social media, and writing in-depth stories.

FAQs: Addendum to HSTA’s MOU related to COVID-19 response

2021-04-01T10:11:00-10:00April 1, 2021|Categories: COVID-19, News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

This guidance is provided as a member resource regarding the agreement reached with the State of Hawaii and the Hawaii Board of Education to amend the June 2020 memorandum of understanding related to COVID-19 response for school year 2020-2021 and the corresponding coronavirus preparation and response letter dated July 13, 2020.

Public Schools of Hawaii Foundation offers grants of up to $3K

2021-03-25T13:46:55-10:00March 25, 2021|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Educators, or teams of teachers, can submit their ideas for creative classroom projects — the more innovative and engaging for students, the better.

#StopAsianHate: HSTA continues to fight racially charged violence, hate speech, xenophobia

2021-03-24T11:23:32-10:00March 20, 2021|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

We are incredibly disappointed to have to speak out yet again — less than a year later — to denounce the violence, hate speech, xenophobia, and other acts of discrimination that continue to occur across our country, this time against Asian communities.

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