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Library Serviceshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/BeyondTheClassroom/LibraryServicesLibrary ServicesOur school library media programs and services are a valuable resource for students and teachers. They're evolving to meet needs in a digital age and serve as 1) Promoters of active learning; 2) Curators of resources; 3) Developers of responsible and compassionate citizenship; and 4) Leaders in forging local and global connections. Programs and services vary from school to school. Be sure to check with your school's library media specialist.
After School Programshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/BeyondTheClassroom/AfterSchoolProgramsAfter School ProgramsAfter school programs provide a safe venue for students between the end of the school day and the availability of their family and/or caregivers. These are important resources for working families.
Safe Transportationhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/BeyondTheClassroom/Transportation/SafeTransportationSafe TransportationFor the safety students, bus drivers, other motorists and pedestrians, the Department has set rules for students who ride our buses. Students who violate these requirements will face discipline and/or lose their bus riding privileges.
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.
Student Health Resourceshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/TeachingAndLearning/HealthAndNutrition/StudentHealthResourcesStudent Health ResourcesThe Hawaii Child Nutrition Programs (HCNP) office works with schools and childcare centers statewide to ensure that Hawaii’s children receive nutritious and satisfying meals through federally funded nutrition programs. HCNP provides education and resources, training and technical assistance, and oversight and guidance to our program partners to help them meet federal standards in nutrition and wellness.
Online Learning Toolshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/TeachingAndLearning/EducationInnovation/OnlineLearningToolsOnline Learning ToolsThe Department recognizes the need and supports distance- and online-learning opportunities for its students through online charter schools, student support programs such as E-School, and partnership programs with state community colleges and universities.
How to Enrollhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ParentsAndStudents/EnrollingInSchool/HowToEnrollHow to EnrollStudents enrolling in our public schools must have documentation proving they are residents of the state, their health records and, if necessary, documents from their previous school and other legal documents. Resources and opt-outs exist for students in exceptional circumstances. The necessary information is detailed here.
Preparing for Collegehttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/TeachingAndLearning/CollegeAndCareerReadiness/PreparingForCollegePreparing for CollegeGoing to college is more than a decision — it's a process. Here are helpful resources to guide students and parents as they prepare for college applications, acceptance and success.
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.
Riding the Bushttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/BeyondTheClassroom/Transportation/RidingtheBusRiding the BusThe Department provides bus service in neighborhoods around the islands to ensure broad access to educational opportunity for Hawaii’s students. Learn more about price, eligibility, free bus pass information, and download ridership application forms. The DOE serves about 15,000 student riders on Oahu, 18,000 on the neighbor islands.
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.
Nutritional Guidelineshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/TeachingAndLearning/HealthAndNutrition/NutritionStandardsNutritional GuidelinesChildren who eat school lunches are more likely to consume milk, meats, grains and vegetables than students who bring lunch from home. They also tend to have higher nutrient intakes — both at lunch and over the course of an entire day. We make it a priority to ensure students get nutritious meals that fuel learning and physical activities. The Department serves more than 100,000 meals daily during the school year.
English Language Learnershttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/TeachingAndLearning/StudentLearning/EnglishLanguageLearnersEnglish Language LearnersStudents with limited English language proficiency require support and targeted instruction. The Department provides these students with supplementary instructional and acculturation activities.
Future Ready Learninghttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/TeachingAndLearning/StudentLearning/Future-ReadyFuture Ready LearningTeaching and learning is not confined to the four walls of a classroom and the structure of a bell schedule. With the right tools, supports and professional practice, teachers will engage more students in blended learning environments and prepare them for a future of college, career and community readiness.
Wellness Guidelineshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/TeachingAndLearning/HealthAndNutrition/WellnessGuidelinesWellness GuidelinesWellness in Hawaii’s public schools includes a wellness committee, nutrition guidelines, health education, nutrition promotion, physical education, physical activity and professional development for staff.
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.
Civil Rights Compliance Office (CRCO)http://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/Organization/OfficesAndBranches/Pages/CRCO.aspxCivil Rights Compliance Office (CRCO)The CRCO 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.
Free and Reduced Price Lunch Programhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/TeachingAndLearning/HealthAndNutrition/StudentHealthResources/Pages/FreeReducedLunch.aspxFree and Reduced Price Lunch ProgramThe National School Lunch Program is a federally assisted meal program in public and nonprofit private schools and residential child care institutions. It provides nutritionally balanced, low-cost or free lunches to children each school day. The program is administered locally by the Department's School Food Services Branch.
Librarians win awards for growing digital resources, school communitieshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/TeachersAndPrincipals/Pages/slj.aspxLibrarians win awards for growing digital resources, school communitiesSchool Library Journal honored two public school librarians in Hawaii this year: Michelle Colte (Hale Kula El) and Denise Sumida (Pearl Harbor El). What do they have in common? Using technology to promote literacy and community, with a focus on student support and learning.
Community Eligibility Provision Pilot Programhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/TeachingAndLearning/HealthAndNutrition/StudentHealthResources/Pages/CEP.aspxCommunity Eligibility Provision Pilot ProgramHawaii public schools are piloting a food program to provide free meals to all students at select campuses, charter schools included.
Vendor Instructions for HePShttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/Vendors/WorkingWithFacilities/Pages/Vendor-Instructions-for-HePS.aspxVendor Instructions for HePSHow to work with the Hawaii eProcurement System (HePS) for construction-related projects.
About this website, Staff Intranethttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/FAQ/Pages/website-and-intranet.aspxAbout this website, Staff IntranetInformation about the Department's public website and Staff Intranet, which were built to fulfill communications goals of the Strategic Plan.
Physical Activity Standards explainedhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/TeachingAndLearning/HealthAndNutrition/Pages/Physical-Activity-Standards-explained.aspxPhysical Activity Standards explainedLearn more about the Department's Physical Activity Standards here, including the content of physical education by school level. We foster physical activity for all students, whatever their abilities.
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.
Guidance for healthy keikihttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/TeachingAndLearning/HealthAndNutrition/Pages/healthy-keiki.aspxGuidance for healthy keikiHIDOE and the Hawaii Department of Health teamed up to provide information for parents on three important health issues: heat illness, head lice, and proper hygiene. These are important-to-know subjects at the beginning of the school year (during hotter months) and throughout the school year.
Vendor FAQshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/Vendors/WorkingWithFacilities/Pages/Vendor-FAQs.aspxVendor FAQsFrequently asked questions about Hawaii Electronic Procurement System (HePS) by vendors, contractors and service providers.
Physical Education & Activity Guidelineshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/TeachingAndLearning/HealthAndNutrition/WellnessGuidelines/Pages/PAS.aspxPhysical Education & Activity GuidelinesLearn more about the Department's Physical Activity Standards here, including the content of physical education by school level. We foster physical activity for all students, whatever their abilities.
Health & Nutrition Education Guidelineshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/TeachingAndLearning/HealthAndNutrition/WellnessGuidelines/Pages/NHS.aspxHealth & Nutrition Education GuidelinesMore detail on the Department's Hawaii Content & Performance Standards for Health can be found here.
Community Eligibility Provision Frequently Asked Questionshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/TeachingAndLearning/HealthAndNutrition/StudentHealthResources/Pages/CEPFAQs.aspxCommunity Eligibility Provision Frequently Asked Questions
Athletic Health Care Trainershttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/BeyondTheClassroom/ExtracurricularActivities/Athletics/Pages/AHCT.aspxAthletic Health Care TrainersThe Department's Athletic Health Care Trainers (AHCT) program provides injury prevention, recognition, evaluation, injury or illness referral, follow-up evaluation, reconditioning, education and counseling of high school students and student athletes. The program is charged with administering the Department's Concussion Management Program (CMP).
Free meal program to expand to 52 public schools total on six islandshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/HIDOE-to-expand-free-meal-program.aspxFree meal program to expand to 52 public schools total on six islandsThis upcoming school year, HIDOE will expand a USDA free meal program, called the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP), from 30 public schools to a total of 52 across the state. The CEP program allows a school district, a group of schools or a single school to serve free meals to all students even if they do not qualify for free or reduced-priced lunch reimbursements.
Futuristic design grows out of need for savingshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/Organization/SchoolFacilities/Pages/Futuristic-design.aspxFuturistic design grows out of need for savingsThe Department of Education is testing a new portable building design in hopes of giving students and teachers more creative and flexible space while saving money on utility bills.
Review of sex education policy, curricula includes public feedbackhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/TeachingAndLearning/HealthAndNutrition/sexed/Pages/Public-feedback.aspxReview of sex education policy, curricula includes public feedbackRonn Nozoe, Deputy Superintendent and chair of the working group that is reviewing Pono Choices, penned this piece which originally ran in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser.
Student transportation update for Maui High, Lahainaluna High, Baldwin High & Iao Intermediatehttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Maui-transportation-update.aspxStudent transportation update for Maui High, Lahainaluna High, Baldwin High & Iao IntermediateLahainaluna High, Baldwin High and Iao Intermediate school bus routes exclusively serving grades 9 to 12 will be temporarily suspended. Maui High routes will be temporarily consolidated and schedules will be modified from previous years.
Progress update on school bus driver shortages on Maui and Kauai; two Iao Intermediate routes restoredhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Progress-bus-driver-Sept-8.aspxProgress update on school bus driver shortages on Maui and Kauai; two Iao Intermediate routes restoredMore progress made this week on bus driver shortage on Maui. Two Iao Intermediate bus routes restored to service and more anticipated in coming weeks.
Additional contractors sought for heat abatement workhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/MoreContractorsHeat.aspxAdditional contractors sought for heat abatement workContractors will have the chance to qualify to work on heat abatement projects at Hawaii public schools.
Get on Board initiative to reform bus service deploymenthttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Get-on-Board-initiative.aspxGet on Board initiative to reform bus service deploymentThe Department is rolling out the first phase of its “Get on Board” initiative, a multi-year, multi-faceted commitment to reform its public school student bus transportation system. The initiative kicks off on the first day of school — Monday, August 5 — and will serve as many as 1,000 students at 30 schools who use buses in the Aiea, Moanalua, Pearl City, Radford and Waipahu High complex areas.
Oahu bus vendors selected for 2014-15 school yearhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Oahu-bus-vendors-selected-for-2014-15-school-year.aspxOahu bus vendors selected for 2014-15 school yearThe awards represent another major step toward improving the Department's student transportation services. The DOE is employing a completely revised contract performance management process that will result in more effective oversight of operations and transportation expenditures.
Summer food service program helps fill hunger gaphttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/summerfoodprogram2016.aspxSummer food service program helps fill hunger gapSchools, nonprofit groups and agencies can apply to serve summer meals. ​The U.S. Department of Agriculture offers the Summer Food Service Program to help feed students over the summer break.
Education Board approves school meal price increasehttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Education-Board-approves-school-meal-price-increase.aspxEducation Board approves school meal price increaseThe new meal prices mark the first increase since 2011 and help account for inflation and labor costs.
Income qualifications for free/reduced lunch updated for SY 2016-17http://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/USDAfreelunch2016.aspxIncome qualifications for free/reduced lunch updated for SY 2016-17The Hawaii State Department of Education releases the annual income requirements for families to apply for free or reduced meal prices.
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.
The serious work behind playtimehttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Schools/Pages/playground-update.aspxThe serious work behind playtimeA school playground is much more than monkey bars and jungle gyms in an open field. It’s a platform for physical, emotional, social and cognitive development. Play builds synapses just as much as muscle fibers. Which is why the Department takes playgrounds seriously. (And, notably, set policy for students to get at least 20 minutes’ physical exercise daily.)
Cooling classrooms a complicated jobhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/Organization/SchoolFacilities/Pages/contractors.aspxCooling classrooms a complicated jobMost of the work associated with the school-cooling projects go well beyond installing air conditioning, including hazardous material abatement, structural reinforcements, replacing windows and adding photovoltaic (PV) systems with battery backups, and other specialized work. This was written for the Honolulu Star-Advertiser.
Kapolei Middle librarian breaking down walls with technologyhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Awards/Pages/KapoleiLibrarianAward.aspxKapolei Middle librarian breaking down walls with technologyKapolei Middle librarian Carolyn Kirio earns a prestigious national award for her innovative use of technology, along with $1,000 and a $500 gift to the library, which will be used to expand "flipped classroom instruction."
Department announces 2014 summer food service programhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/2014-summer-food-service.aspxDepartment announces 2014 summer food service programThe Department is announcing its locations for the summer food service program, Seamless Summer Option (SSO). Beginning in early June, the SSO will be available at 59 public schools without charge to all children 18 years and under. Meals will be served at select locations Monday through Friday (except June 11 and July 4).
How can I donate an air conditioner?http://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/Organization/SchoolFacilities/Pages/AC-Donation.aspxHow can I donate an air conditioner?Individuals and organizations who want to make donations for air conditioning can do so following these steps. Please review this information thoroughly, and contact Auxiliary Services with any additional questions.
Department launches final phase of student transportation reformshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/final-phase-of-Get-on-Board.aspxDepartment launches final phase of student transportation reformsHIDOE has successfully reached the final phase of its Get on Board initiative with the awarding of new contracts on Maui and Kauai for school year 2017-18. This culminates the last of three stages of the Department's reform efforts that began in 2013 as a pilot project in Central Oahu.
Preventing heat-related illnesshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/TeachingAndLearning/HealthAndNutrition/WellnessGuidelines/Pages/preventing-heat-related-illness.aspxPreventing heat-related illnessDuring the hottest months of the school year, it's important that all parents and guardians heed these recommendations to help prepare children for warm temperatures.
1000 Classroom AC Projectshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/Organization/SchoolFacilities/Pages/1000AC.aspx1000 Classroom AC Projects
Progress update on school bus driver shortages on Maui and Kauai; two consolidated Maui bus routes reinstatedhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Progress-bus-driver-Oct-13.aspxProgress update on school bus driver shortages on Maui and Kauai; two consolidated Maui bus routes reinstatedTwo consolidated bus routes on Maui were reinstated and more anticipated in coming weeks.
Department to expand free meal program to 30 schools total on six islandshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/CEP-Expansion.aspxDepartment to expand free meal program to 30 schools total on six islandsHIDOE will expand the USDA Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) free meal program from seven public schools to 30 across the state.
Seven Hawaii schools to offer free meals as part of USDA programhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/FreeMealPilot.aspxSeven Hawaii schools to offer free meals as part of USDA programThe Department is piloting the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) program to expand free meal service to students.
Partnership aims to teach kids importance of dental hygienehttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Partnership-aims-to-teach-kids-importance-of-dental-hygiene.aspxPartnership aims to teach kids importance of dental hygieneHIDOE and the Hawaii Dental Association are joining forces in an effort to provide oral health services for students who need it. The agencies have established a Memorandum of Agreement to promote oral health in first and second grade classes across the state.
School bus drivers needed for Maui & Kauai routes before fall semester begins on August 7http://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/School-bus-drivers-needed.aspxSchool bus drivers needed for Maui & Kauai routes before fall semester begins on August 7HIDOE is seeking school bus drivers with valid Commercial Drivers Licenses to service routes on Maui and Kauai. For a limited time, school bus contractors are offering hiring bonuses and increased wages.
Nutrition Standards explainedhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/TeachingAndLearning/HealthAndNutrition/NutritionStandards/Pages/ns.aspxNutrition Standards explainedThe Department's Nutrition Standards are in compliance with federal regulations and benchmarks. Provides an explanation of the kind of foods and beverages that are available to children at our public schools.
Progress update on school bus driver shortages on Maui and Kauaihttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Progress-bus-driver.aspxProgress update on school bus driver shortages on Maui and KauaiHIDOE reports that progress is being made by school bus contractors to address the current shortage of CDL drivers on Maui and Kauai qualified to operate school buses.
Department of Education advises on heat safetyhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Heat-Safety.aspxDepartment of Education advises on heat safetyWith the new school year beginning Aug. 1, HIDOE reminds schools and parents about health guidance on preventing heat illness.
Temporary fix for space issues at Campbell, Kealakehe high schools foundhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/CampbellKealakehePortables.aspxTemporary fix for space issues at Campbell, Kealakehe high schools foundThe portable classrooms used to set up the emergency "Keonepoko North" campus during the Puna lava flow last year will be used to offset classroom overcrowding at two high schools.
Public schools offering summer meals to all children 18 and youngerhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/2016SSO.aspxPublic schools offering summer meals to all children 18 and youngerSeamless Summer Option (SSO) is a federal program that supports children with food service when the school system is out for the regular school year. Most schools are serving breakfast and lunch. Call your nearest school for service times.
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.
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.
Income qualifications for free/reduced lunch updated for SY 2015-16http://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/2015-16FreeReducedLunch.aspxIncome qualifications for free/reduced lunch updated for SY 2015-16The Department releases the list of income qualifications for the 2015-16 school year free/reduced meal program.
Department announces 2015 summer free food service locationshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/SummerMeals2015.aspxDepartment announces 2015 summer free food service locationsThe Department of Education provides free meals for the summer at select schools around the state.
Farrington High School auditorium renovations completehttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/FarringtonAuditoriumReopen.aspxFarrington High School auditorium renovations completeNearly four years after the roof collapsed, Farrington High School's auditorium is back open.
Momilani El's 'Fit Factory' team finishes Great Aloha Runhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Schools/Pages/fit-factory.aspxMomilani El's 'Fit Factory' team finishes Great Aloha RunA dozen 3rd and 4th grade students from the school completed the GAR, while 24 students from the school's fitness squad completed the Keiki Run on Valentine's Day.
State launches teen-focused obesity prevention campaignhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Partners/Pages/State-launches-teen-focused-obesity-prevention-campaign.aspxState launches teen-focused obesity prevention campaignDuring a special premiere at the State Capitol, Gov. Neil Abercrombie and the Hawaii State Department of Health (DOH) on Feb. 14 launched a new teen-focused multimedia campaign to combat obesity. The campaign is part of a comprehensive set of interventions being implemented by the DOH to address obesity prevention.
More students to benefit from Get on Board programhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/More-students-to-benefit-from-Get-on-Board-program.aspxMore students to benefit from Get on Board programThe expansion of the "Get on Board" program will serve about 200 more students who attend August Ahrens Elementary, Highlands Intermediate, Pearl City High and Waipahu High schools.
Department moving on bus recommendationshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/DOE-moving-on-bus-transportation-recommendations.aspxDepartment moving on bus recommendationsThe Department today released the results of a school bus transportation system analysis. The Department ordered the comprehensive study in August to determine what led to increased costs by school bus contractors, and to investigate strategies to improve efficiencies.
Progress update on school bus driver shortages on Maui and Kauai; all temporarily suspended routes restoredhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Progress-bus-drivers-Sept-11.aspxProgress update on school bus driver shortages on Maui and Kauai; all temporarily suspended routes restoredAll previously suspended bus routes on Maui have been restored to service. With the restoration of the final two routes, serving Baldwin High and Iao Intermediate, all schools on all islands are receiving bus service.
Alternate lunches provided today at three Mililani schools as safety precaution over detected mumps casehttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Alternate-lunches-mumps.aspxAlternate lunches provided today at three Mililani schools as safety precaution over detected mumps caseStudents at Mililani High, Mililani Uka Elementary and Mililani Waena Elementary were provided alternate school lunches today as a safety precaution after a school food service worker at Mililani High was confirmed as having the mumps virus.
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.
Progress update on school bus driver shortages on Maui and Kauai; Lahainaluna High bus routes fully restoredhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Progress-bus-driver-Aug-31.aspxProgress update on school bus driver shortages on Maui and Kauai; Lahainaluna High bus routes fully restoredProgress continues by school bus contractors to address the current shortage of Commercial Driver Licensed (CDL) drivers on Maui and Kauai qualified to operate school buses. Routes at Lahainaluna High are fully restored.

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