State auditor slams HIDOE for lack of transparency on campus COVID-19 cases

2020-08-29T11:33:00-10:00August 29, 2020|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

“DOE had not been publicizing positive cases until pressed by HSTA. Then, citing privacy laws, DOE only provided information by large complex areas, prompting the teachers’ union to begin identifying specific schools,” the auditor’s report said. 

HSTA alarmed by lack of transparency about coronavirus cases at Hawaii’s public schools

2021-07-08T16:33:13-10:00August 12, 2020|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Over the last few days, teachers across the state have contacted HSTA to report confirmed COVID-19 cases at four schools. In each of these cases, teachers were notified, but parents and the greater public were not. This is happening less than one week before students are supposed to return for face-to-face learning and testing on school campuses.

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