Lawmakers approve $2,200 one-time teacher payments

2021-04-29T15:09:49-10:00April 29, 2021|Categories: COVID-19, News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

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.”

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.

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.

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.

BOE discussion reveals numerous concerns about increasing student on-campus numbers

2021-03-05T11:56:34-10:00March 5, 2021|Categories: COVID-19, News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

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 board approves impact bargaining on increased 4th quarter face-to-face learning

2021-03-02T18:36:31-10:00March 2, 2021|Categories: COVID-19, News|Tags: , , , , , , , |

The Hawaii State Teachers Association Board of Directors voted to support our negotiations team conducting impact bargaining with the Hawaii State Department of Education (HIDOE) on wider implementation of face-to-face learning in the fourth quarter.

HSTA survey: 52% of members have received one or two vaccine doses

2021-02-12T20:04:22-10:00February 12, 2021|Categories: COVID-19, News|Tags: , , , , , , , |

A slim 52-percent majority of members who completed a Hawaii State Teachers Association vaccination survey during Institute this week reported receiving one or two doses of coronavirus vaccines; a sign that progress has been made, but there’s still a long way to go.

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