Governor Ige to Announce Support for DOE’s Proposal to Tackle Teacher Shortage Through Pay Increases

November 30, 2019, 8:07 AM HST · Updated November 30, 8:07 AM
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Governor David Ige plans to announce support for the Hawai‘i State Department of Education’s proposal to tackle the teacher shortage through pay increases.

The governor will join education leaders in a press conference on Tuesday morning in which they plan to announce retention and recruitment strategies.

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Phase I of this effort is a proposed pay differential that would increase compensation for classroom teachers in Special Education, Hawaiian Language Immersion programs and hard to staff areas.

HIDOE is seeking the BOE’s approval for this pay differential proposal at the upcoming BOE meeting on Thursday, Dec. 5.

The press conference will be streamed live through the governor’s Facebook page at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 3.

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