Superintendent, gov: Mask mandate will remain in school buildings, for now

2021-07-13T17:31:14-10:00July 13, 2021|Categories: COVID-19, News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

When most public school students throughout the state return to classrooms on Aug 3, they will still be required to wear masks, state Schools Superintendent Christina Kishimoto said Tuesday.

HSTA supports continued mask-wearing, distance learning options for 2021–22 school year

2021-07-09T18:45:54-10:00July 9, 2021|Categories: COVID-19, News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The Hawaii State Teachers Association has always said that it’s best to follow the science, and we look forward to seeing what guidance our state departments of health and education issue based on today’s recommendations.

HSTA reaches agreement to increase 4th quarter in-person learning

2021-03-15T12:02:34-10:00March 15, 2021|Categories: COVID-19, Negotiations, News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The agreement provides a framework to allow schools to increase the number of students returning to campuses in the fourth quarter for in-person learning, especially students in elementary schools.

HSTA: Latest school guidance metrics still fall short of federal guidelines

2020-10-23T22:49:00-10:00October 23, 2020|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

According to Hawaii State Teachers Association analysis of the new metrics, the DOH standards are not well aligned with risk-level metrics issued by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

HSTA disappointed BOE did not adopt stricter school reopening standards

2020-11-05T15:58:29-10:00October 3, 2020|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

The Hawaii State Board of Education Thursday took steps to strengthen school reopening standards, but did not require the state Department of Education to match federal metrics, which are much more stringent than the state Department of Health’s (DOH) standards.

HSTA raises concerns that state reopening guidelines are much more lax than federal standards

2020-10-01T11:03:00-10:00October 1, 2020|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

A day before the Hawaii Board of Education holds a special meeting on several key items including school reopening guidelines and telework for educators during the pandemic, the Hawaii State Teachers Association raised serious concerns that the state Department of Health’s new guidelines for the safe opening of schools are unsafe and much less stringent than federal guidelines.

HSTA: HIDOE needs to clearly explain school reopening plan

2020-06-20T04:56:00-10:00June 20, 2020|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The HSTA Negotiations Team meets for an hour and a half with top HIDOE officials Monday to begin detailed bargaining about reopening schools.

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