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Path to graduation

What students need to do to earn a diploma from Hawaii's public high schools.

Academic and performance requirements to obtain a diploma from Hawaii's public high schools, from the basics to honors recognition...


Military Families

Coming to Hawaii

About 8 percent of our students are military connected. PCS-ing to Hawaii? Resources here.

The Department works with the Interstate Compact to smooth the experience for military families who enroll their children in Hawai...


Job opportunities

We're hiring!

Looking for Highly Qualified teachers, specialists and more for our schools and offices.

Welcome to the Hawai‘i State Department of Education (HIDOE). Year-round, we hire an array of teachers, educational specialists an...



Dual credit

Qualified and motivated high school students can get a jump on their college careers.

Dual Credit allows Hawaii DOE high school students to take classes that satisfy requirements for both a Hawaii high school diploma...


Free & Reduced Price Lunch

Feeding keiki

Nutritionally balanced, low-cost or free lunches are available to qualifying children.

The National School Lunch Program is a federally assisted meal program in public and nonprofit private schools and residential chi...


Strategic Plan

Hawai‘i's action plan to deliver excellence in education for all keiki.

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Strive HI System

Tracking progress in our schools to support success for all students.

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Effective teaching

Our evaluation system supports teachers in their professional practice.

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The Department's Budget

The Department operates Hawaii's public schools on a $1.99 billion budget comprised primarily of state funds (81 percent). It develops and upgrades facilities with a separate CIP budget sourced almost entirely from the state. Learn about the Operating and Capital Improvements Program budgets, state comparisons and more. Download assets for the 2019-2021 budgetary requests.




What it means to 'fix the system' it means to 'fix the system'Assistant Superintendent and Chief Financial Officer Amy Kunz writes about her drive to increase fiscal transparency in Hawaii's public school system. "We all want a world-class public education system. Let’s keep working — together — to give our kids, educators, staff and communities the schools they deserve." This piece ran in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser on Jan. 14, 2019.
Moving toward a 10-year action plan toward a 10-year action planFrom Supt. Kishimoto: The DOE/BOE Strategic Plan will sunset in 2020. A new action plan will focus our priorities for the next decade. We will develop a forward-facing Statewide Strategic Plan focused on three key questions: 1) What is student success? 2) How do we measure what we really value? 3) How do we support each child to experience success?
January 2019 Education Update 2019 Education UpdateMonthly print newsletter featuring the top stories from across Hawaii's public schools, distributed to schools and the Board of Education. In this edition: Zachary Morita wins $100K grant for music invitational, parents asked to assist with Medicaid reimbursements, Stevenson Middle students build toys for children's hospital, op-ed from Asst. Supt. and CFO Amy Kunz, more stories.
Public input sought on amendment to Hawai'i's ESSA plan input sought on amendment to Hawai'i's ESSA planIn December 2018, the U.S. Department of Education (USDOE) informed the Hawaii State Department of Education that its methodology to identify schools’ student subgroups for Additional Targeted Support and Improvement (A-TSI), as stated in its approved Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Consolidated State Plan, does not meet federal requirements. Hawaii will submit an amendment to its ESSA Plan. A public comment window is open through Jan. 17.
Parents and guardians of special needs students asked to help facilitate Medicaid reimbursements to HIDOE and guardians of special needs students asked to help facilitate Medicaid reimbursements to HIDOEHIDOE is pursuing Medicaid reimbursement opportunities for support services offered to eligible students during school hours. If a child is Medicaid-eligible and all other requirements are met, Medicaid may provide a partial reimbursement for medically and educationally necessary, health-related services when required for a student through his or her Individualized Education Plan.
2018 Year in Review Year in ReviewHappy New Year! Enjoy this roundup of 2018 in pictures, videos and stories from the Hawai'i DOE and our schools.

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Out-of-state teacher recruitment job fair schedule teacher recruitment job fair scheduleThank you for your interest in employment with the Hawaii State Department of Education. Please see below for information about the scheduled recruitment trip for positions for the 2019-2020 school year.
Substitute teacher reporting system teacher reporting systemThe Department uses a digital accounting system — The Teacher-Substitute Employee Automated System (TSEAS) — for schools to report, update and/or cancel teacher absences, which send automatic notifications to registered substitutes to alert them of work opportunities.
HawaiiPay HawaiiPay project is led by the Dept. of Accounting and General Services in partnership with the Office of Enterprise Technology Services to modernize payroll and time & attendance systems serving roughly 63,000 full- and part-time employees statewide.
Teacher/Student access to Origo math games access to Origo math gamesAs part of the Hawaii State Department of Education's use of Stepping Stones curriculum for K-5 mathematics, access for teachers and students has been granted free access to Origo Education's Fundamentals channel, which includes online math games.
Oahu Map MapOahu is comprised of four districts — Honolulu, Windward, Central and Leeward — with nine Complex Areas, each with two or three Complexes. A complex is a high school plus the regional elementary and middle schools that feed into it.
Teacher Application FAQs Application FAQsAnswers to our commonly asked questions about applying to teach in the Department.

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Jan 21 - HOLIDAY: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Day - Federal holiday, schools and offices closed.
Feb 11 - Oahu Teacher Institute Day - Schools are closed on Oahu.
Feb 12 - Big Island Teacher Institute Day - Schools are closed on the Big Island.