A discussion by the Board of Education Thursday about bringing more public school students back to campuses in the fourth quarter showed while most people support the idea, there are numerous concerns about the readiness, the ability, and reality of increasing on-campus learning in the weeks ahead.
HSTA’s officers want to hear about front-line teachers’ school reopening concerns in a virtual listening session on Thursday, Sept. 10.
Many principals and complex area superintendents have drastically changed their approach, opting for grab-and-go arrangements to keep the number of students on campuses much lower than originally planned.
Since late April, the Hawaii State Teachers Association has repeatedly asked the Hawaii State Department of Education what model(s) will be used to reopen public schools in school year 2020–21.
The Hawaii Board of Education meets virtually Thursday, June 4, and is seeking feedback about reopening Hawaii’s public schools through Friday.