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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.