HSTA is extremely grateful to state lawmakers for unanimously approving a school budget bill that includes one-time $2,200 payments to teachers to help combat the teacher shortage crisis and stabilize the state’s teaching force. Now, we have to convince Gov. David Ige to sign the measure into law.
The Hawaii State Teachers Association, in collaboration with Kamehameha Schools’ Hoʻolaukoa Educational Systems and Strategies, offers NEA Jump Start as a way to support candidates as they navigate their way through the complex process of National Board Certification.
HB613, CD2 appropriates $29.7 million in federal COVID-19 stimulus funds for the fiscal year that starts July 1 “for the purpose of educator workforce stabilization to retain teachers; provided that moneys appropriated shall be used for a one-time stabilization payment of $2,200 for each teacher.”
Our 2021 recipient, Ilima Intermediate teacher Sarah “Mili” Milianta-Laffin, clearly demonstrates each of the five criteria of the S.T.A.C.Y. Award: scholarship, teaching, advocacy, community, and youth.