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DOE issues 'last, best and final offer' to HSTA

DOE issues ‘last, best and final offer’ to HSTA

Karin Stanton | Hawaii 24/7 Editor Gov. Neil Abercrombie released the following statement Saturday on contract negotiations with the Hawaii State Teachers Association: “From the beginning of our Administration, we have made it known that we can live within our fiscal constraints if all public employees make a shared sacrifice of a 5 percent pay […]

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Legislature agrees on funding to end school furloughs

Legislature agrees on funding to end school furloughs

MEDIA RELEASE The Hawaii State Legislature has agreed on a bill to provide funding to restore educational furlough days for the remainder of this school year and through next year, using $67 million from the Hurricane Relief Fund. House and Senate Conferees, meeting into Friday night, agreed to changes to Senate Bill 2124 that will […]

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HSTA members favor agreement to end furloughs

HSTA members favor agreement to end furloughs

Karin Stanton | Hawaii 24/7 Contributing Editor Teachers are on board with a deal between their union – State Teachers Association – and the Board of Education to end furlough Fridays. HSTA gave its members a chance to have their say on a proposal that would require approval from the Legislature and the governor to […]

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Governor again urges BOE/DOE to accept furlough plan

Governor again urges BOE/DOE to accept furlough plan

MEDIA RELEASE With a continued focus on immediately returning Hawaii students to the classroom, Gov. Linda Lingle this week renewed her call for the Board of Education (BOE) and Department of Education (DOE) to accept her plan originally proposed Nov. 15 to restore the majority of the remaining teacher furlough days. “The clock is ticking,” […]

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Lingle: HSTA plan doesn't meet criteria

Lingle: HSTA plan doesn’t meet criteria

MEDIA RELEASE The agreement between the Hawaii Teachers Association (HSTA) and the Department of Education and Board of Education is not a viable solution to restore 27 days of classroom time to Hawaii’s school children, the governor said. On Nov. 15 Gov. Linda Lingle proposed a comprehensive solution that would have assured that children would […]

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Statement on plan to reduce furlough days

Statement on plan to reduce furlough days

Hawaii State Teachers Association President Will Okabe’s statement dated Monday, Dec. 28: “The Hawaii State Teachers Association (HSTA) is pleased that our Board of Directors today approved an agreement with the state Board of Education and the Department of Education to reduce the number of furlough days in the current school year. Under the agreement, […]

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