Hsta Covid Agreement


The HSTA bargaining team has been working 24 hours a day over the past week on negotiations and meetings with the employer and developed the final parts of the agreement on Saturday afternoon. On Saturday evening, the bargaining committee voted unanimously to recommend the Memorandum of Understanding to the Board of Directors (BOD) for approval. After a thorough debate by the BSB, the vote was damning to approve the provisional agreement, in order to guarantee a number of safeguard measures when we start the 2020-21 school year. The Hawaii State Teachers Association this weekend reached an agreement with the Hawaiian Department of Education on how to reopen schools for the 2020-21 school year. LIHU`E – The Hawai`i State Teachers Association says the Ministry of Education`s plans to reopen public schools as early as Monday are both “dangerous” and contrary to employment contracts. The DOE declined to comment on the contract. Spokeswoman Lindsay Chambers said the deal was widespread among school principals this weekend. The Hawaii State Teachers Association (HSTA), the State of Hawaii, and the Board of Education Have agreed on a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to allow for continuity of training over the next school year with certain contract changes, while ensuring the safety of educators and students. The MoU also ensures the participation of teachers and HSTA representatives, in collaboration with the employer, to improve operations during the COVID-19 pandemic. This Memorandum of Understanding is considered a complement to the Framework Contract and applies to all bargaining unit 05 staff members, including teachers of public rental schools. The agreement also guarantees proper cleaning and disinfection, cleaning and hygiene items, personal protective equipment (PPE) and a guaranteed refund if supplies are not available and teachers have to purchase. There has not been a single case where a student has transmitted Covid to a teacher. Help us SHiNE! 🌟 We are looking for speakers who share tools, approaches and tips to make the most of this new world of education.

Learn more and submit a workshop idea or presentation to hsta.org/shineconference. It is very important that each pedagogue reads the entire agreement or, at the very least, becomes familiar with the most important points of the following summary. Source: www.hsta.org/News/Recent-Stories/hsta-reaches-school-reopening-agreement-with-state-of-hawaii Where: HSTA Facebook Page and YouTube Channel (bit.ly/hstayoutube) In addition to those mentioned above, HSTA has focused on some key areas needed to continue to support and protect our members…