HIDOE validates HSTA’s warnings of federal stimulus violations

2021-02-05T01:27:31-10:00January 23, 2021|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

The Hawaii State Department of Education’s chief financial officer told the Board of Education Thursday that the teachers' union correctly described congressional restrictions on reducing public school budgets after the state accepted hundreds of millions of dollars in federal pandemic aid.

Honolulu mayor: ‘If I had my way, I’d close all schools for two weeks’

2020-08-27T11:38:00-10:00August 27, 2020|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell said Wednesday that he wanted to include public schools in the “Stay-at-Home, Work-at-Home” order that goes into effect on Oahu at midnight, but Gov. David Ige asked that public schools and University of Hawaii campuses remain open. 

After HSTA’s outcry, schools roll back in-person plans for Monday

2020-11-05T15:47:34-10:00August 15, 2020|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Many principals and complex area superintendents have drastically changed their approach, opting for grab-and-go arrangements to keep the number of students on campuses much lower than originally planned.

HSTA asks for detailed answers about school reopening

2020-06-04T08:29:00-10:00June 4, 2020|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Since late April, the Hawaii State Teachers Association has repeatedly asked the Hawaii State Department of Education what model(s) will be used to reopen public schools in school year 2020–21.

Governor says state pay cuts ‘the last resort’ in dealing with coronavirus’ financial effects

2020-04-21T12:38:00-10:00April 21, 2020|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Gov. David Ige told a news conference Monday, “I just really want to assure everyone that salary reductions would be the last resort” in dealing with plummeting tax revenues because of the coronavirus.

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