Submit testimony to BOE by Wednesday to restore school-level budgets, positions, salaries

2021-02-14T16:04:27-10:00February 14, 2021|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Join us in asking the Board of Education to prioritize restoring all cuts to the weighted student formula (WSF) and special education per-pupil allocation (SPPA), which would eliminate the need for layoffs of any HIDOE employees, including all teachers. HSTA will further ask HIDOE to follow the law by using federal stimulus funding to avoid future pay cuts.

HSTA submits proposal as new round of COVID-19 impact bargaining begins

2021-02-04T14:26:35-10:00October 5, 2020|Categories: Negotiations, News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

In the last few weeks, a number of developments have occurred regarding the Hawaii State Teachers Association’s collective bargaining agreement (contract) with the state of Hawaii. Currently, there are three different areas of negotiation that could potentially impact your working conditions and future compensation.

HSTA’s longest-serving executive director dies

2020-08-13T11:06:00-10:00August 13, 2020|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

John Radcliffe, who was executive director of the Hawaii State Teachers Association from 1975 to 1988, died Tuesday night after a long battle with cancer.

Write to the Board of Education to urge continued funding for teacher shortage differentials

2020-07-18T12:16:00-10:00July 18, 2020|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

In spite of new data showing they were effective, a proposal before the Hawaii State Board of Education (BOE) aims to defer millions of dollars in shortage differentials that the Hawaii State Department of Education (HIDOE) began in January for special education classroom teachers, Hawaiian language immersion educators, and educators at hard-to-staff schools.

HSTA president addresses national meeting to boost relief for schools, states during pandemic

2020-05-15T11:41:00-10:00May 15, 2020|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

HSTA President Corey Rosenlee told a National Education Association tele-town hall audience Thursday about the HSTA’s successful efforts to fight a proposal that would have cut the pay of teachers and other state workers in the islands.

What’s in the latest congressional pandemic aid package for schools, teachers

2020-05-14T08:07:00-10:00May 14, 2020|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Here is a breakdown of key education-related proposals in the House Democrats' $3 trillion package advocated by the National Education Association.

 

Ige’s message to state workers: ‘No immediate need to consider pay cuts’

2020-05-13T14:25:00-10:00May 13, 2020|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

“There is no immediate need to consider pay cuts or furloughs. This is the last thing that anyone wants to do, and I’m hopeful that we will find ways to narrow the budget gap," Gov. David Ige said Tuesday.

$1 trillion for states, cities in new $3 trillion congressional aid package

2020-05-13T11:29:00-10:00May 13, 2020|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Hawaii State Teachers Association President Corey Rosenelee said the plan will “ensure the U.S. supports the neediest in our society and will fund a trillion dollars to support state and local governments. If approved, this bill could give Hawaii enough funding to ensure we can avoid pay cuts for state employees, including teachers.”

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