Almost all weighted student formula, special education funding restored for next school year

2021-03-02T09:50:00-10:00February 18, 2021|Categories: COVID-19, News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Most of the millions of dollars worth of sweeping job cuts and program reductions planned for public schools next fall will be restored, Hawaii State Department of Education officials informed the Board of Education Thursday. Board members also made shortage differential funding a priority for next school year and did not approve using federal stimulus funds to hire outside tutors.

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.

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