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.

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.

Public Schools of Hawaii Foundation offers grants of up to $3K

2021-03-25T13:46:55-10:00March 25, 2021|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Educators, or teams of teachers, can submit their ideas for creative classroom projects — the more innovative and engaging for students, the better.

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.

HIDOE issues new teacher evaluation (EES) guidance

2021-03-03T15:40:20-10:00March 3, 2021|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

As a result of the feedback received during Institute workshops from many educators, it was crucial that the EES Joint Committee teacher leaders addressed pressing concerns regarding observations and the use of the newly-implemented AIP to the Hawaii State Department of Education.

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.

Senate panel approves bill that would end HIDOE’s COVID-19 secrecy

2021-02-05T15:18:17-10:00February 3, 2021|Categories: COVID-19, News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

A bill requiring the Hawaii Department of Education to publish a weekly report naming the public schools that have COVID-19 cases among students and staff unanimously passed the Senate Education Committee Wednesday.

Frequently asked questions about the HIDOE’s illegal furloughs

2020-12-19T13:22:00-10:00December 19, 2020|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , |

The Hawaii State Teachers Association is pursuing legal action regarding violations of the contract caused by imposed furloughs. Pending further developments, HSTA has developed a list of frequently asked questions, including information regarding public charter teachers.

‘Ōlelo Hawaiʻi Spring 2021 course offered to HIDOE employees

2020-12-12T05:31:00-10:00December 12, 2020|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , |

In an effort to expand the use of ‘Ōlelo Hawai‘i, the Office of Hawaiian Education is offering an Introductory Level ‘Ōlelo Hawaiʻi course (in two locations) to all Hawai‘i Department of Education (HIDOE) employees (certificated, classified, casual hires, and substitutes).

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