Press Releases

The latest news from the Department about its students, staff and schools. Contact the Communications Branch at (808) 784-6200 or via email at doeinfo@k12.hi.us for press queries.

 

 

BOE approves renaming of Central Middle to honor Princess Ruth Keʻelikōlanihttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Keelikolani-Middle.aspxBOE approves renaming of Central Middle to honor Princess Ruth KeʻelikōlaniThe Board of Education approved the restoration of Central Middle School to its former name honoring Princess Ruth Keanolani Kanāhoahoa Keʻelikōlani.string;#17-Sep-20212021-09-17T10:00:00.0000000Z
HIDOE reports 89% of salaried employees at schools and offices are fully or partially vaccinatedhttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/HIDOE-school-office-vaccinations.aspxHIDOE reports 89% of salaried employees at schools and offices are fully or partially vaccinatedThe vaccination rate is as of Aug. 31 and represents 19,559 out of 21,980 active salaried employees at schools and offices statewide.string;#08-Sep-20212021-09-08T10:00:00.0000000Z
Department announces 2021-22 enrollment figures for public and charter schoolshttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/2021-22-enrollment-figures-for-public-and-charter-schools.aspxDepartment announces 2021-22 enrollment figures for public and charter schoolsEnrollment at Hawaii's public and charter schools for the 2021-22 school year decreased to 171,600 students, compared with enrollment of 174,704 students at the start of last school year — a difference of 1.7%. string;#01-Sep-20212021-09-01T10:00:00.0000000Z
HIDOE launches data dashboard to inform public of confirmed COVID-19 cases in schoolshttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/HIDOE-launches-data-dashboard-to-inform-public-of-confirmed-COVID-19-cases-in-schools.aspxHIDOE launches data dashboard to inform public of confirmed COVID-19 cases in schoolsDashboard will be updated daily and replace the Department’s weekly case reports.string;#27-Aug-20212021-08-27T10:00:00.0000000Z
Interim Superintendent Hayashi parent letter addressing safety concerns in schoolshttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/superintendent-parent-letter-addressing-safety-concerns-in-schools.aspxInterim Superintendent Hayashi parent letter addressing safety concerns in schoolsThis letter is to inform you of the processes our schools have implemented to address questions about the safety measures we have in place.string;#26-Aug-20212021-08-26T10:00:00.0000000Z
HIDOE to implement weekly COVID-19 testing requirement for all employees and volunteershttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/HIDOE-to-implement-weekly-COVID-19-testing-requirement-for-all-employees-and-volunteers.aspxHIDOE to implement weekly COVID-19 testing requirement for all employees and volunteersEmployees who certify and provide proof of full vaccination will not be subject to testing requirement.string;#13-Aug-20212021-08-13T10:00:00.0000000Z
HIDOE implements new safety guidelines with vaccination requirements for athletes, adults to participate in sportshttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/HIDOE-implements-new-safety-guidelines-with-vaccination-requirements-for-athletes-and-coaches-to-participate-in-sports.aspxHIDOE implements new safety guidelines with vaccination requirements for athletes, adults to participate in sportsDue to state’s high positivity rate, fall athletic season delayed until all student-athletes and adults working in athletics are vaccinatedstring;#04-Aug-20212021-08-04T10:00:00.0000000Z
Interim Superintendent Hayashi parent letter welcoming students backhttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/superintendent-parent-letter-SY2021-22.aspxInterim Superintendent Hayashi parent letter welcoming students backAs Interim Superintendent, my highest priority is ensuring every student has the opportunity to safely return to the classroom.string;#03-Aug-20212021-08-03T10:00:00.0000000Z
Public comments sought regarding HIDOE's request for additional fiscal flexibility under ESEAhttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/public-comment-ESEA-waiver.aspxPublic comments sought regarding HIDOE's request for additional fiscal flexibility under ESEAThe Department is seeking feedback through Aug. 31 regarding its waiver request for flexibilities afforded under the CARES Act. string;#03-Aug-20212021-08-03T10:00:00.0000000Z
Hawaii public school educators eligible for up to $1,000 in DonorsChoose project fundinghttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Hawaii-public-school-educators-eligible-for-up-to-$1,000-in-DonorsChoose-project-funding.aspxHawaii public school educators eligible for up to $1,000 in DonorsChoose project fundingEligible DonorsChoose projects must be submitted before midnight on Aug. 3 to qualify for funding. Donations will be made on Aug. 6 to eligible projects.string;#28-Jul-20212021-07-28T10:00:00.0000000Z

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