The Department's Budget

There are two main parts of the Department’s budget, Operating and Capital Improvement Program (CIP). The $2.1 billion operating budget is made up primarily of state tax revenue funds (82 percent) is used for the day-to-day operations of schools and offices. The budget component for the development and upgrade of school and office facilities are from a separate Capital Improvements Program (CIP) budget sourced almost entirely from state bonds.

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Quick Facts
Enrollment (2021-22):171,600 students
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Number of employees (2020-21):22,600 salaried employees, including 12,810 teachers
Number of schools:295 (258 public, 37 charter)
Total General Fund Appropriations (2022-23):$2.27 billion
Section 1: Budget Cycle and Process
Section 2: Operating Budget
  • Funding Spectrum
  • Funding Sources
  • Direct-to-School Funding
  • Support funding at School, District and State Level
  • Non-facility general fund per-pupil funding request for Charter School students
Section 3: Timeline
Section 4: Budget and Financial Reports
Section 5: Capital Improvement Projects

Timeline of Major Events for the Operating Budget Appropriations


Date
​Budget Year
OrganizationLink

​11/25/2022

​FB 2023-25

​Governor

Governor’s Decisions on Steady State Budget Submission 

​10/20/2022
​FB 2023-25
​Board of Education
General Business Meeting on Budget Request Proposal (Agenda Items VI.D.)
​9/28/2022
​​FB 2023-25
​Department of Budget and Finance
The Department of Budget and Finance releases Variance Instructions for Fiscal Year 2022 and 2023.
​9/23/2022
​FB 2023-25
​​Department of Budget and Finance
​The Department of Budget and Finance releases Budget Instructions for Fiscal Biennium 2023-2025.
​9/15/2022
​​FB 2023-25
​​Board of Education
GBM meeting agenda item V.A. on 9/1/2022 FIC agenda item IV.A.
​9/6/2022
​FY 2023
​Council on Revenues
Presentation on Tax Revenue Projections (Slide 6)
​9/1/2022
​FB 2023-25
​Board of Education
​FIC meeting - agenda item IV.A. Presentation on the budget process for FB 2023-25.
​7/7/2022
​​FY 2023
​Governor

​The Governor has announced today (July 6, 2022) that he will be signing the Budget Appropriations Bill, HB1600 on July 7, 2022 and will have line item vetos for certain items.

HB1600 budget bill with Governor’s veto items (pdf). Use bookmarks to jump to line items with vetos. None are for the Department of Education.

​6/21/2022
​FY 2023
​Department of Budget and Finance

FY 2023 Interim Budget Execution Policies

Note about the Council on Revenues general fund tax revenues mentioned in the second paragraph.

FY22 general fund tax revenues at 21% equates to $8,772,816,000 as projected in March 2022.

FY22 general fund tax revenues at 28% equates to $9,280,334,000 as projected in May 2022 ($507.5 M more than March 2022 projection).

FY23 general fund tax revenues at 6% equates to $9,299,185,000 as projected in March 2022.

FY23 general fund tax revenues at 5% equates to $9,744,351,000 as projected in May 2022 ( $445.1 M more than March 2022 projection).

​6/2/2022

​FY 2023

​Board of Education

Finance and Infrastructure Committee meeting.Agenda item IV. A. Action on ESSER funds which includes an update on FY 2023 Supplemental Budget

​5/19/2022
​FY 2023
Legislature

​HB1600 HD1 SD2 CD1 Operating Budget Worksheets Posted on Legislature’s website (pages 202-264, 271-273).

HB1600 HD1 SD2 CD1 Capital Improvement Projects Worksheets are also posted (pages 8-28 and page 30 EDN450).

​5/18/2022
​FY 2023
​Department of Education

Preliminary report on FY 2023 Budget and other appropriations.  This preliminary report was assembled using a variety of sources based on appropriations for fiscal year 2023 which begins July 1, 2022.

Estimates will be verified when the final details are released and posted on the Legislature’s website.

5/3/2022
​FY 2023

​​Legislature

​HB1600 HD1 SD2 CD1 sent to the Governor for review.

​5/3/2022

​FY 2023
​Legislature

​HB1600 HD1 SD2 CD1 passes the House and Senate and will be sent to the Governor for review.

​4/29/2022
​FY 2023
​Legislature

​HB1600 HD1 SD2 CD1 Bill (Pages 37-39, 69-78, 168-235,and 286-300) and Conference Committee Report Posted on Legislature’s website.  The operating budget worksheets are still pending and have not been posted on the Legislature’s website.
HB1600 HD1 SD2 CD1 is scheduled for a floor vote by both House and Senate chambers on 5/3/2022.

​4/28/2022
​FY 2023

​Legislature

HB1147 SD1 Appears to be a supplemental CIP appropriations bill and is being scheduled for a conference hearing on 4/29/2022 (pages 11 and 61-63).
Update: bill was for HTA appropriations

​4/27/2022
​FY 2023
Legislature

​HB1600 HD1 SD2 CD1 CIP and GIA Appropriations Posted on Legislature’s website  (Operating budget worksheets still pending)

​4/27/2022
​FY 2023

​Legislature

Conference Hearing on Budget Bill HB1600 HD1 SD2

​4/27/2022
​FY 2023
​Legislature

​HB1600 HD1 SD2 Conference Worksheets
Agrees pages (144-196)
Disagrees pages (138-211)

​4/25/2022
​FY 2023
​Legislature
Conference Hearing Notice for Budget Bill HB1600 HD1 SD2 posted.
Hearing scheduled for Wednesday, April 27, 2002 at 1:30 p.m.
​4/21/2022
​FY 2023
​Board of Education

​General Business Meeting FY 2023 Budget Update

​4/14/2022
​FY 2023
​​Legislature
Legislative Budget Worksheets for HB1600 HD1 SD2 posted around 5 p.m. (EDN starts on page 281)
​4/14/2022
​FY 2023
​​Legislature
​Senate floor passes budget bill HB1600 HD1 SD2
​4/12/2022
​FY 2023
​Legislature
​In the Senate Floor session, a floor amendment for HB1600 HD1 SD1 was introduced and approved. Page 14 of the Senate Order of the Day. Bill is scheduled for another floor vote on April 14, 2022 at which time the detailed legislative budget worksheets may become available.

Amended bill is HB1600 HD1 SD2. EDN 400 increased by $4 M in general funds and EDN 100 decreased by 2 permanent FTEs. Dollar amount in proviso in Section 17.18 increased by $5,567,404.
​​4/8/2022
​FY 2023
​Legislature
​Senate Ways and Means posts HB1600 HD1 SD1 bill and committee report. Details are pending the release of their budget worksheets.
​4/7/2022
​FY 2023
​Legislature
​Senate Ways and Means Committee Decision Making Hearing on HB1600 HD1
​4/5/2022
​FY 2023
​Legislature
​Senate Ways and Means Committee Decision Making Hearing on HB1600 HD1 (deferred to 4/7/2022)
​3/22/2022
​FY 2023
​Legislature
​Ways and Means Committee hearing on HB1600 HD1
​3/16/2022
​FY 2023
​Legislature
​House Finance Committee posts HB1600 HD1 worksheets showing details of their decisions (See Program IDs EDN100, 150, 200, 300, 400, and 500).  Pages 231-320
​3/14/2022
​FY 2023
​Legislature
​House Finance Committee Report and HB1600 HD1 bill
​3/10/2022
​FY 2023
​Legislature
​House Finance Committee Hearing on HB 1600

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Five Budget Challenges


  1. $86.3 million in existing shortfalls:

    • Teacher Differentials
    • On-going Workers Compensation shortage
    • Food Service shortage
    • Converged Infrastructure (for technology backbone)
    • Recurring annual cost of the new cloud-based Financial Management System
    • Unemployment Insurance

  1. A one-time $100.2 million in general fund reduction assessed to the Department for FY 2021 and now being determined as a recurring reduction that will continue beyond FY 2021 which has not been included in the 10% cuts that schools have created their Financial Plans for SY 2022.
  2. $164.3 million for programs under the DOE which does not include preschool which falls under the Executive Office on Early Learning.
  3. $128.5 million estimated labor savings pending negotiation with labor partners.
  4. $88.2 million for:

    • PPE
    • Devices
    • Connectivity,
    • Facilities design and layout to allow for social distancing space configuration requirements
    • Tutoring
    • Summer program


Contact Information

Budget Branch

Phone: 808-784-6020

Email: doeinfo@k12.hi.us

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