Teacher colleagues thank outgoing HSTA president for strong leadership, advocacy

2021-05-28T16:50:51-10:00May 28, 2021|Categories: COVID-19, News|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Member educators at James Campbell High School in Ewa Beach pay tribute to HSTA President Corey Rosenlee, who taught social studies there for nine years before taking the helm of HSTA. His colleagues reflect on his impact as a leader at the school and across the state.

Hawaii public schools to resume full, in-person learning for 2021–22 school year

2021-05-17T16:55:12-10:00May 17, 2021|Categories: COVID-19, News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

As more residents get vaccinated and restrictions ease on public gatherings and other precautions, the Hawaii State Department of Education says all Hawaii public schools will fully reopen for in-person learning next school year.

Lawmakers approve $2,200 one-time teacher payments

2021-05-24T18:12:23-10:00April 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.”

State backs off across-the-board pay cuts; smaller paychecks still on the table

2021-04-20T14:58:44-10:00April 20, 2021|Categories: COVID-19, Negotiations, News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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.

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.

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