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What it means to 'fix the system'http://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/Organization/LeadershipProfilesAndStaff/Pages/what-it-means-to-fix-the-system.aspxWhat 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.
Statement on the outage of the Department's financial management system (FMS)http://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/Vendors/Pages/FMS-outage.aspxStatement on the outage of the Department's financial management system (FMS)A message from Supt. Christina M. Kishimoto on the Department's system for vendor payments, which has been down since Oct. 6.
Bullying is not acceptable in Hawai‘i's public school systemhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/Organization/OfficesAndBranches/Pages/Supt-Kishimoto-091918.aspxBullying is not acceptable in Hawai‘i's public school systemFrom Supt. Christina M. Kishimoto: It should go without saying that bullying is not tolerated in an organization or in communities dedicated to educating healthy and joyful lifelong learners who contribute meaningfully to our communities. But to be explicitly clear: Bullying of any kind is not acceptable in Hawai‘i public schools. This piece ran on Sept. 19, 2018 in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser.
Welcome to the 2018-19 school year!http://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/Organization/LeadershipProfilesAndStaff/Pages/Supt-18-19.aspxWelcome to the 2018-19 school year!Please review the following letter to parents and guardians and watch our welcome back video from Supt. Christina M. Kishimoto. Team HIDOE was also featured each morning on Hawaii News Now Sunrise the week leading up to the start of school — access links below to valuable updates and tips for the new school year.
Kilauea eruption updatehttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/Organization/OfficesAndBranches/Pages/Kilauea-update-18-19.aspxKilauea eruption updateThe active 2018 eruption at Fissure 8 and other major volcanic activity at Kilauea has ceased. Information below shows resources being coordinated to support our schools and the community during and after the event. In an emergency, information about our schools is distributed on our social media; be sure to follow the Hawaii DOE on Twitter and Facebook: @HIDOE808.
School's out for summer, but eruption vigilance continueshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/Organization/LeadershipProfilesAndStaff/Pages/CAS-Farias-Kilauea-eruption.aspxSchool's out for summer, but eruption vigilance continuesComplex Area Superintendent Chad Keone Farias of the Ka'u-Kea'au-Pahoa Complex Area authored this piece about the ongoing eruption at Kīlauea and preparing for the upcoming school year. It ran in the Hawaii Tribune-Herald and West Hawaii Today.
Our commitment to student civil rightshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/Organization/OfficesAndBranches/Pages/Supt-Kishimoto-041618.aspxOur commitment to student civil rightsThe following message from Supt. Christina Kishimoto was sent to all Hawaii DOE staff on April 16, 2018.
Student Bill of Rights and Responsibilitieshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/Organization/Pages/Student-Bill.aspxStudent Bill of Rights and ResponsibilitiesThis document outlines rights and responsibilities for all students who attend Hawaii DOE schools. It was adopted on March 7, 1974. A copy is distributed annually to staff and a copy shall be kept in every school office. In addition, students and families should also review the Student Code of Conduct, BOE Policy 101-1.
Public schools at forefront of innovationhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/Organization/LeadershipProfilesAndStaff/Pages/Public-schools-at-forefront-of-innovation.aspxPublic schools at forefront of innovationSuperintendent Dr. Christina Kishimoto penned this piece for the Honolulu Star-Advertiser to share the work being done with regard to the department's Strategic Plan and innovation taking place in Hawaii's public schools.
Learning code through a technology strategyhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/Organization/LeadershipProfilesAndStaff/Pages/Learning-code-through-a-technology-strategy.aspxLearning code through a technology strategyBrook Conner was appointed to oversee the department's information and telecommunication systems, facilities, and services of the public school system and department-wide operations. He shares the importance of computer science education and how it impacts the work in his office.
July 2017 Education Updatehttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/EducationUpdate/Pages/0717.aspxJuly 2017 Education UpdateMonthly newsletter distributed to schools and the Board of Education. In this edition: Hawai‘i's ESSA Plan is approved by the Board of Education, interim leadership named, heat abatement and air conditioning update, high-quality transition centers initiative launched and named for the late Mark Takai, design unveiled for Hawai‘i DOE's first vertical school, update from interim superintendent Keith Hayashi.
May 2017 Education Updatehttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/EducationUpdate/Pages/0517.aspxMay 2017 Education UpdateMonthly newsletter distributed to schools and the Board of Education. In this edition: C2C launches, keeping the promise as the Worldwide Voyage of the Hōkūle‘a comes to a close, opportunity to provide feedback on the state's plan for federal funding, great leaders in our schools and programs acknowledged, study ranks Hawaii 2nd nationwide for the right conditions for College & Career Readiness, more.
2016 Year in Reviewhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Awards/Pages/2016-Year-in-Review.aspx2016 Year in ReviewThere is much work to be done, but there is much to celebrate now! Here’s a rundown of impressive achievements in 2016 by our schools, educators and keiki.
Educators take team approach to building leadership skillshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/Organization/LeadershipProfilesAndStaff/Pages/Educators-take-team-approach-to-building-leadership-skills.aspxEducators take team approach to building leadership skillsDeputy Superintendent Stephen Schatz and Teri Ushijima, who heads up HIDOE's Leadership Institute, share with the Honolulu Star-Advertiser how the Department is scaling its success through innovative programs.
More isle students meeting benchmarks for college-readiness is reason to cheerhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Students/Pages/More-isle-students-meeting-benchmarks.aspxMore isle students meeting benchmarks for college-readiness is reason to cheerSuperintendent Kathryn Matayoshi shares with the Honolulu Star-Advertiser the importance of celebrating the success of public school students and what sets them apart from their peers locally and nationally when it comes to college and career opportunities.
Civil Rights Compliance Branch (CRCB)http://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/Organization/OfficesAndBranches/Pages/CRCO.aspxCivil Rights Compliance Branch (CRCB)The CRCB, in the Office of Talent Management, is committed to the Hawaii State Department of Education's (HIDOE) overall compliance with Federal, State, DOE Administrative Rules, and Policy, which strictly prohibit any form of discrimination.
Strategic Plan Update: July 27, 2016http://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/AdvancingEducation/StrategicPlan/Pages/072716.aspxStrategic Plan Update: July 27, 2016One in a series of email updates on the Strategic Plan review and extension process.
Supporting children: Policies and resourceshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/BeyondTheClassroom/SafeSchools/Pages/policies.aspxSupporting children: Policies and resourcesTo support and develop the academic achievement, character building and social-emotional well-being of all children, the Board of Education develops policies and the Department cultivates and curates aligned resources for students, employees and the public school system.
Leading with the state’s vision for education, public input sought on Strategic Planhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Strategic-Plan.aspxLeading with the state’s vision for education, public input sought on Strategic PlanThe Department of Education (DOE) and Board of Education (BOE) are seeking critical public input on a review and extension of its joint Strategic Plan.
Resolving differences means working with people, not just platformshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/Organization/LeadershipProfilesAndStaff/Pages/social-media.aspxResolving differences means working with people, not just platformsLeila Hayashida, the Complex Area Superintendent for Baldwin-Kekaulike-Maui, penned this piece for the Honolulu Star-Advertiser. She is a longtime teacher and educator, including a former principal and assistant superintendent of curriculum and student support.
Nurturing a lifelong passion for arthttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/TeachersAndPrincipals/Pages/Larry-Taguba.aspxNurturing a lifelong passion for artWith 51 student works earning awards in the Hawaii Regional Scholastic Art Awards program, and nine medaling at the national level, all eyes are on Leilehua High's art department and its head, 38-year fine arts teacher Larry Taguba. "Winning is not the goal, but improvement is."
2015 Year in Reviewhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Awards/Pages/2015-Year-in-Review.aspx2015 Year in ReviewThere is much work to be done, but there is much to celebrate now! Here’s a rundown of impressive achievements in 2015 by our schools, educators and keiki.
Keeping schools running behind the sceneshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Partners/Pages/FacilitiesManager.aspxKeeping schools running behind the scenesIt takes a lot of hard-working people to keep aging schools operating, including many you never see. Here we bid a fond aloha to Jeff Davis, who did whatever it took to keep schools running over a 30-year career.
Schools serve common good — we invite you to helphttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/Organization/BoardOfEducation/Pages/Halagao-AEW2015.aspxSchools serve common good — we invite you to helpFor American Education Week, outgoing Board of Education member Dr. Patricia Halagao wrote the following piece that was published in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser. "In order to evoke the change that is being demanded, it will take action from everyone in the community. Whether it is testifying on issues, volunteering in a classroom, tutoring or donating to public schools, it will take us working together."
'All students are our kuleana'http://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/Organization/LeadershipProfilesAndStaff/Pages/AEW2015.aspx'All students are our kuleana'For American Education Week, Superintendent Kathryn Matayoshi wrote the following piece that was published in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser. "It is up to all of us — the DOE, our schools, parents and our community — to put forth our best efforts to empower our students to reach their highest dreams."
Factors in building out air conditioning across the public school systemhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/Organization/SchoolFacilities/Pages/ACCost.aspxFactors in building out air conditioning across the public school systemAs the state's cooling tradewinds continue to decline and the heat index continues to rise due to climate change, HIDOE is challenged by the need to install air conditioning at all public schools. This involves more than installing AC units — there are budget and infrastructure hurdles to overcome. And we must approach it with an eye to sustainability so we aren't adding to the problem of escalating energy use.
Clyde Sonobe to lead DOE’s Information Technology Serviceshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Sonobe-to-lead-DOE's-Information-Technology.aspxClyde Sonobe to lead DOE’s Information Technology ServicesSonobe, who brings to the DOE technical and management experience in a wide range of areas, will lead the integration and expansion of information technology services in Hawaii's public schools and offices.
May 2015 Strive HIhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/StriveHiNewsletter/Pages/May-2015.aspxMay 2015 Strive HIIn this edition: Improved Educator Effectiveness System praised, Board approves price increase for school meals, KKP students and staff to returo to assigned schools, audit shows DOE internal controls provide financial accountability, Stephen Schatz named Deputy Superintendent, Keaau High's Cevallos wins $25K leadership prize, Haleiwa El's Wetzel named state's 2015 National Distinguished Principal.
An Expectation of Collegehttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/TeachingAndLearning/CollegeAndCareerReadiness/ExpectationAn Expectation of CollegeThe public school system in Hawaii is charged with preparing our students for life. Life, increasingly, requires knowledge and skill sets that can best be achieved through a post-secondary education — from 2-year job certification to doctoral programs. Our Strategic Plan directs that more students be ready for and enroll in college. This page offers an overview of initiatives and results aligned with that effort.
Innovationshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/Organization/SchoolFacilities/Pages/Innovations.aspxInnovationsThe Department of Education's Office of School Facilities and Support Services looks at innovate designs, technologies, and processes to improve Hawaii's schools.
Boosting teacher, student STEM learning while upgrading campuseshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Schools/Pages/Ka-Hei-Feb-2015-update.aspxBoosting teacher, student STEM learning while upgrading campusesThis update on the Department's Ka Hei program, in partnership with OpTerra Energy Services, was penned by Dann Carlson, assistant superintendent for school facilities. It ran in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser on Feb. 8, 2015.
Jan. 2015 Education Updatehttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/EducationUpdate/Pages/Jan-2015.aspxJan. 2015 Education UpdateStories from around Hawaii's public schools. In this edition: Year in Review from Supt. Kathryn Matayoshi, new leadership at Kau-Keaau-Pahoa, and students impacted by the Puna lava flow get first peek at the cooled area.
2014 Year in Reviewhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Awards/Pages/2014-Year-in-Review.aspx2014 Year in ReviewThere is much work to be done, but there is much to celebrate now! Here’s a rundown of impressive achievements in 2014 by our schools, educators and keiki.
Complex Area directoryhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/Organization/OfficesAndBranches/Pages/Complex-Area-directory.aspxComplex Area directoryAll Department schools are rolled into what's known as a Complex: A high school and the elementary and middle schools that feed into it. Anywhere from two to four Complexes are grouped into a Complex Area, which has its own Complex Area Superintendent (CAS) and support staff. The CAS reports to the Deputy Superintendent in the state office.
With effective leadership, real ownership, we move forwardhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/TeachersAndPrincipals/Pages/leader-reflect.aspxWith effective leadership, real ownership, we move forwardTwo leaders of the Department joined a contingent of 27 school and community leaders who visited three school districts in North America. Reflecting on the trip, they were reinvigorated in their focus on leadership, and inspired by ground-up ownership of public education.
Video: Schools respond to Puna Lava Flowhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Schools/Pages/punalava.aspxVideo: Schools respond to Puna Lava FlowThe June 27th lava flow — named for the day it began erupting from a vent on Kilauea’s Pu‘u ‘O‘o crater — moved steadily northeast through forests toward populated areas. By late summer, U.S. Geological Survey updates made it clear that lower Puna, including Pahoa town, could be impacted. Video provides snapshots of how schools, staff and students adapted during a state of emergency.
Board rates School Superintendent as 'Exceeds Expectations' in 2014http://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Supt-Eval-2014.aspxBoard rates School Superintendent as 'Exceeds Expectations' in 2014Board of Education notes Kathryn Matayoshi "continues to perform well by increasing departmental transparency, accountability and executing our joint strategic plan initiatives."
School Community Council: History and Purposehttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/GetInvolved/SCCs/Pages/SCC-History-and-Purpose.aspxSchool Community Council: History and PurposeOverview of Acts 51 and 221, and the history and purpose of the SCCs.
Heat abatement program at public schoolshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/Organization/SchoolFacilities/Pages/Heat-Abatement.aspxHeat abatement program at public schoolsThe Department's heat abatement effort prioritizes schools that require cooling strategies, which may include air conditioning. We work with the Legislature to fast-track the schools that need relief most.
Hawaii State Board of Education welcomes new student memberhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Students/Pages/Danson-Honda.aspxHawaii State Board of Education welcomes new student memberThe Board welcomes Danson Honda, incoming senior at Pearl City High School, as its student representative for the 2014-15 school year.
The Department's Budgethttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/Organization/BudgetThe Department's BudgetThe 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.
Superintendent Matayoshi rated 'Exceptional' by Board of Educationhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Superintendent-Matayoshi-rated-'Exceptional'-by-Board-of-Education.aspxSuperintendent Matayoshi rated 'Exceptional' by Board of EducationSuperintendent Kathryn Matayoshi has earned the top rating of “exceptional” from the Hawaii State Board of Education in her annual job performance evaluation. Members praised the DOE's progress on a host of initiatives to improve student outcomes.
Internal Audit Officehttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/Organization/OfficesAndBranches/Pages/IA-Office.aspxInternal Audit OfficeThe mission of the Department's Internal Audit Office (IA) is to provide independent, objective assurance (Note 1) and consulting (Note 2) services designed to add value and improve the Department's operations. It brings a systematic, disciplined approach to evaluate and contribute to the effectiveness of risk management, control and governance.
Playground upgradeshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/Organization/SchoolFacilities/Pages/playgrounds.aspxPlayground upgradesThe Department is refurbishing our school playgrounds with green materials that produce cost savings, allowing us to escalate fixes while keeping the safety of our keiki at the fore.​
Nanakuli-Waianae Complex Areahttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/Organization/OfficesAndBranches/Pages/Nanakuli-Waianae-Complex-Area.aspxNanakuli-Waianae Complex AreaList of schools in the Nanakuli and Waianae complexes (Leeward District).
Use of school facilitieshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/Organization/SchoolFacilities/Pages/Use-of-school-facilities.aspxUse of school facilitiesHawaii’s public school facilities shall be made available for public use as long as the requested activities do not interfere with normal school operations. Use of facilities is governed by Chapter 39, Hawaii Administrative Rules. Please use that as a formal guide; information below is provided as an overview.
Complex Area Superintendentshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/Organization/LeadershipProfilesAndStaff/Pages/Complex-Area-Superintendents.aspxComplex Area SuperintendentsLearn more about the Department's top leadership at our 15 Complex Areas. Each Complex Area is comprised of two to four school complexes, consisting of a high school and the elementary and middle/intermediate schools that feed into it.
Kapaa-Kauai-Waimea Complex Areahttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/Organization/OfficesAndBranches/Pages/Kapaa-Kauai-Waimea-Complex-Area.aspxKapaa-Kauai-Waimea Complex AreaLinks to schools in the Kapaa, Kauai and Waimea complexes (Kauai District), and district-level resources for the community.
Hana-Lahainaluna-Lanai-Molokai Complex Areahttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/Organization/OfficesAndBranches/Pages/Hana-Lahainaluna-Lanai-Molokai-Complex-Area.aspxHana-Lahainaluna-Lanai-Molokai Complex AreaA list of schools in the Hana, Lahainaluna, Lanai and Molokai complexes (Maui District). It's known as the Canoe Complex as it's the only district covering schools located on three islands.
Baldwin-Kekaulike-Maui Complex Areahttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/Organization/OfficesAndBranches/Pages/Baldwin-Kekaulike-Maui-Complex-Area.aspxBaldwin-Kekaulike-Maui Complex AreaA list of schools in the Baldwin, Kekaulike and Maui complexes (Maui District).
Honokaa-Kealakehe-Kohala-Konawaena Complex Areahttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/Organization/OfficesAndBranches/Pages/Honokaa-Kealakehe-Kohala-Konawaena-Complex-Area.aspxHonokaa-Kealakehe-Kohala-Konawaena Complex AreaA list of schools in the Honokaa, Kealakehe, Kohala and Konawaena complexes (Hawaii District).
Kau-Keaau-Pahoa Complex Areahttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/Organization/OfficesAndBranches/Pages/Kau-Keaau-Pahoa-Complex-Area.aspxKau-Keaau-Pahoa Complex AreaA list of schools in the Kau, Keaau and Pahoa complexes (Hawaii District).
Hilo-Waiakea Complex Areahttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/Organization/OfficesAndBranches/Pages/Hilo-Waiakea-Complex-Area.aspxHilo-Waiakea Complex AreaA list of schools in the Hilo and Waiakea complexes (Hawaii District).
Kailua-Kalaheo Complex Areahttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/Organization/OfficesAndBranches/Pages/Kailua-Kalaheo-Complex-Area.aspxKailua-Kalaheo Complex AreaList of all schools in the Kailua and Kalaheo complexes (Windward District).
Castle-Kahuku Complex Areahttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/Organization/OfficesAndBranches/Pages/Castle-Kahuku-Complex-Area.aspxCastle-Kahuku Complex AreaA list of schools in the Castle and Kahuku complexes (Windward District).
PBS Insights: Education reform in Hawaiihttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/TeachersAndPrincipals/Pages/pbs-hawaii-121814.aspxPBS Insights: Education reform in HawaiiPBS Hawaii's Insights program convened a panel to discuss the last four years of public education reform. Panelists: Suzanne Mulcahy, Complex Area Superintendent for Kailua-Kalaheo; Catherine Caine, the 2015 Hawaii State Teacher of the Year; Joan Lewis, teacher at Kapolei High and Hawaii State Teachers Association vice president; and Karen Lee, executive director of Hawaii P-20.
Pearl City-Waipahu Complex Areahttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/Organization/OfficesAndBranches/Pages/Pearl-City-Waipahu-Complex-Area.aspxPearl City-Waipahu Complex AreaAll schools in the Pearl City and Waipahu complexes (Leeward District).
Campbell-Kapolei Complex Areahttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/Organization/OfficesAndBranches/Pages/Campbell-Kapolei.aspxCampbell-Kapolei Complex AreaAll schools in the Campbell and Kapolei complexes (Leeward District.)
Leilehua-Mililani-Waialua Complex Areahttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/Organization/OfficesAndBranches/Pages/Leilehua-Mililani-Waialua.aspxLeilehua-Mililani-Waialua Complex AreaA list of schools in the Leilehua, Mililani and Waialua complexes (Central District).
Aiea-Moanalua-Radford Complex Areahttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/Organization/OfficesAndBranches/Pages/Aiea-Moanalua-Radford.aspxAiea-Moanalua-Radford Complex AreaAll schools in the Aiea-Moanalua-Radford Complex Area (Central District).
Kaimuki-McKinley-Roosevelt Complex Areahttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/Organization/OfficesAndBranches/Pages/Kaimuki-McKinley-Roosevelt.aspxKaimuki-McKinley-Roosevelt Complex AreaLinks to schools belonging to the Kaimuki-McKinley-Roosevelt Complex Area in the Honolulu District, plus key events and resources associated with the district. The Honolulu District also comprises the Farrington-Kaiser-Kalani Complex Area.
Farrington-Kaiser-Kalani Complex Areahttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/Organization/OfficesAndBranches/Pages/Farrington-Kaiser-Kalani.aspxFarrington-Kaiser-Kalani Complex AreaA list of schools belonging to the Farrington, Kaiser and Kalani Complex Areas in the Honolulu District, with links to more information about events with the Honolulu District STEM Initiative.
Renewable Energy Generationhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/Organization/SchoolFacilities/Pages/Energy-Efficiency.aspxRenewable Energy GenerationThe Department seeks to reduce its reliance on fossil fuel-based energy by 90 percent by 2040, as directed by the Board of Education and passage of Act 96, SLH 2006. We have ambitious yet achievable goals to power our schools through sustainable energy generation.
Working with Facilitieshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/Vendors/WorkingWithFacilitiesWorking with FacilitiesInformation about the Department's procurement process, working with the Hawaii Electronic Procurement System (HePS), development fees and more. Please contact the Office of School Facilities and Support Services with any questions relating to procurement and development.
School Facilitieshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/Organization/SchoolFacilitiesSchool FacilitiesThe Department’s repair and maintenance of school buildings and systems are in constant motion. In addition, we are engaged in a revolution of energy efficiency and sustainability in our schools that will help us meet the Hawaii Clean Energy Initiative goals, while educating our keiki and reducing utility costs.
Our Schoolshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/Organization/OurSchoolsOur SchoolsThis section provides an overview of the structure of Hawai'i's public education system, from the foundational Strategic Plan to the key academic and student support services provided to ensure all students have access to an excellent education that increases their post-secondary readiness for college, career and community.
Board of Educationhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/Organization/BoardOfEducationBoard of EducationThe Hawaii State Board of Education formulates policy and exercises control over the public school and library systems. There are nine Board members, a student council representative and a military liaison. The Board typically meets the first and third Tuesdays of the month (and special meetings as required) to deal with Board business, receive public testimony, and hear reports from the Superintendent and Board committees.
Offices and Brancheshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/Organization/OfficesAndBranchesOffices and BranchesThe Department’s state-level offices are responsible for curriculum vision and framework, compliance with state and federal regulations, student testing and support, data management, civil rights, education improvement, military outreach and statewide internal and external communications. The 15 Complex Area Superintendents report to the Deputy Superintendent.
Leadership Profiles and Staffhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/Organization/LeadershipProfilesAndStaffLeadership Profiles and StaffThe Board of Education hires the superintendent as the chief executive officer of the public school system and approves all leadership appointments. The superintendent appoints a deputy superintendent and six assistant superintendents to oversee curriculum, instruction, and student support; human resources; fiscal services; school facilities; and information technology services. The superintendent also appoints 15 complex area superintendents.
Missionhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/Organization/MissionMissionWe serve our community by developing the academic achievement, character and social-emotional well-being of our students to the fullest potential. We work with partners, families and communities to ensure that all students reach their aspirations, from early learning through college, career and citizenship.
Report an Issuehttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/BeyondTheClassroom/SafeSchools/ReportAnIssueReport an IssueWe expect our staff and our schools to be held to high standards of integrity. Here, you will find information about how to report concerns relating to civil rights, fraud or unethical behavior.

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