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Educator Effectiveness Systemhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/TeachingAndLearning/EducatorEffectiveness/EducatorEffectivenessSystemEducator Effectiveness SystemThe Educator Effectiveness System (EES) is a comprehensive evaluation system that sets clear expectations for effective teaching, provides educators with quality feedback and support to improve their effectiveness with students, and informs professional development.
Strategic Planhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/AdvancingEducation/StrategicPlanStrategic PlanThe governing document for the public education system in Hawai‘i provides a common foundation of expectations and supports for public education, centering on closing the achievement gap to ensure equity and excellence for each student. An Implementation Plan is now available for review. This joint project of the Department of Education (DOE) and Board of Education (BOE) covers the years 2017-2020.
Job Opportunitieshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/Employment/JobOpportunitiesJob OpportunitiesWelcome to the Hawai‘i State Department of Education (HIDOE). Year-round, we hire an array of teachers, educational specialists and staff to cultivate equity and excellence at our public schools.
Alumni and Transcriptshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/AlumniAndTranscriptsAlumni and TranscriptsWelcome, alumni! Staying connected to your high school ohana (or even middle and elementary school) is important in the Islands. Many alumni are keeping in touch via social networks and Parent-Community Networking Centers at their alma maters.
Adult Educationhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/TeachingAndLearning/AdultEducationAdult EducationThe Adult Education Program offers a variety of courses for adult learners including basic education, English literacy and civics. It also offers degrees including the GED and Competency-Based Diploma. The adult schools also coordinate the Department's substitute teacher course.
FAQhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/FAQFAQThese are some of the key questions the Department gets asked on a regular basis. Don’t see what you’re looking for here? Please contact the Communications and Community Affairs Office
Contact Ushttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/ContactUsContact UsWe want to hear from you! Fill out our feedback form to connect with the Department directly about your experiences with our schools. If you need contact information for our schools or offices, the DOE Directory and List of Schools can be found in Related Downloads, below right.
Kamehameha Schoolshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/Partnerships/KamehamehaSchoolsKamehameha SchoolsThe state’s largest private trust and the Department collaborate on educational improvements on the Waianae Coast and other communities serving large numbers of Native Hawaiians.
Partnerships for Educationhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/Partnerships/PartnershipsForEducationPartnerships for EducationThe Hawaii P-20 Partnerships for Education teams the DOE with the state’s Executive Office on Early Learning and the University of Hawaii system to strengthen the educational pipeline from early childhood through higher education, with the goal to help all students achieve college, career and community readiness. P-20 partners share a sense of urgency about the need to improve Hawai‘i's educational outcomes in an increasingly global economy.
Selling to the DOEhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/Vendors/SellingSelling to the DOEThe information that follows provides an overview of the purchasing procedures in the Department. Other requirements and approvals may apply to specific purchases, and there may be exceptions to these procedures.
Parent Teacher Associationhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/GetInvolved/ParentTeacherAssociationParent Teacher AssociationAnother layer of supports for schools — and volunteer opportunities — is with the Hawaii State Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA), a volunteer advocacy organization that is open to anyone in the community. The PTSA provides resources outside of the regular educational environment for parents, teachers and students so that Hawaii’s kids can excel in education, society and life. It offers leadership training for local units.
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.
Middle Schoolhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ParentsAndStudents/GradeLevelOverview/MiddleSchoolMiddle SchoolWhat the average middle school student and their parents can expect: A continuation of the eduational pipeline, expanded testing designed to identify post-school skills and aspirations, more student life opportunities.
Help in the Classroomhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/GetInvolved/HelpInTheClassroomHelp in the ClassroomAre you looking for opportunities to connect directly with students and teachers? We’re looking for tutors, mentors and caring members of the community to augment the work of our talented educators to guide students on their journey to college and career readiness. There are many ways to contribute.
High Schoolhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ParentsAndStudents/GradeLevelOverview/HighSchoolHigh SchoolApproaching graduation, emphasis is placed on ensuring students have the skills and knowledge to succeed in college and career. Counselors are there to guide students with college prep and guidance. Opportunities in extracurricular activites, Learning Centers, student organizations and others greatly expand involvement.
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.
Professional Developmenthttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/TeachingAndLearning/EducatorEffectiveness/ProfessionalDevelopmentProfessional DevelopmentBeyond curricular supports, the Department makes professional development opportunities available to teachers and support staff. In addition, the Leadership Institute was created in 2013 with the goal to align the Department's training and development opportunities into an educational/skills pipeline that would also cultivate a culture of leadership among teachers and principals.
School Community Councilshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/GetInvolved/SCCsSchool Community Councils​School Community Councils are forums for exchanging ideas about how to improve student achievement among the school’s stakeholders: principals, teachers, school staff, parents, students, and community members. They help craft the school's Academic Plan and Financial Plan, which establish the goals and programs for the school, and the available resources.
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.
School Facilitieshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/Organization/SchoolFacilitiesSchool FacilitiesWith 256 schools that were built, on average, 65 years ago, the Department’s repair and maintenance of school buildings and systems is 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 goals of the Hawaii Clean Energy Initiative, while educating our keiki and reducing utility costs. Read on for our programs and partners.
Our Schoolshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/Organization/OurSchoolsOur SchoolsThe teachers, leaders and support staff at Hawaii’s public schools provide a rigorous standards-based education in the K-12 pipeline that is supported by various programs designed to create success for each student, and increase college and career readiness. Greater detail about these programs can be found under Teaching & Learning, Beyond the Classroom and Parents & Students. The school system is organized into 15 Complex Areas.
Offices and Brancheshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/Organization/OfficesAndBranchesOffices and BranchesThe Department’s state-level offices are responsible for curriculum management, compliance with state and federal regulations, student testing and support, data management, civil rights, education reform, military outreach and Department-wide communications. Each reports directly to either the Superintendent or Deputy Superintendent. The 15 Complex Area Superintendents report to the Deputy Superintendent.
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.
Licensure and Certificationhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/Employment/LicensureAndCertificationLicensure and CertificationIn order to qualify to work for the Department, you may need to meet certain licensure and/or certification requirements, depending on the position you are seeking.
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.
Working in Hawaiihttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/Employment/WorkingInHawaiiWorking in HawaiiIn addition to providing important services to the education of our children, employment with the Department has many benefits: Vacation and holidays, health plans and a pension plan.
Media Kithttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/MediaKitMedia KitKey facts about the Hawaii State Department of Education (HIDOE), contact list, fact sheets, reports, data, and other items to assist the media and interested parties.
Farm to Schoolhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/TeachingAndLearning/HealthAndNutrition/f2sFarm to SchoolThe goal of the Farm to School Initiative is to address the supply and demand issues surrounding the purchasing of local food for our State school cafeterias. The Initiative also aims to systematically increase state purchasing of local food for our school menus as well as connect our keiki with the aina through their food, using products from the local agricultural community.
The Department's Budgethttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/Organization/BudgetThe Department's BudgetThe Department operates Hawaii's public schools on a $1.9 billion budget comprised primarily of state funds (81 percent), as well as federal, special and trust funds. Hawaii is 17th in the nation for per-pupil spending. Learn about the Operating and Capital Improvement Projects budgets, state comparisons and more.
Donating to schoolshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/GetInvolved/DonateDonating to schools​Contribute to the lifeblood of the community by donating to our public schools. The financial and material assistance provided by caring individuals and partners can make the difference in young lives.

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