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In February 2023, the Board of Education approved the first phase of its 2023-2029 strategic plan. The second phase, the Departmen...


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West Maui Schools

Progress reports for reopening Lahaina schools.

Progress reports for reopening three Lahaina schools: Lahainaluna High, Lahaina Intermediate and Princess Nāhiʻenaʻena. Updates wi...


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Lahaina public schools to close for one-year anniversary of wildfireshttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/lahaina-one-year-anniversary-closure.aspxLahaina public schools to close for one-year anniversary of wildfiresThe Hawai‘i State Board of Education today approved HIDOE’s recommendation to close Lahaina schools on Aug. 8, 2024.
Superintendent Hayashi recommending Aug. 8 closure for Lahaina public schoolshttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/HIDOE-recommending-Aug-8-closure-for-Lahaina-schools.aspxSuperintendent Hayashi recommending Aug. 8 closure for Lahaina public schoolsThe closure would allow employees and students to participate in commemorative events and healing activities on the one-year anniversary of the Lahaina wildfires.
June 2024https://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/SuperintendentReport/Pages/June-2024.aspxJune 2024In the June 2024 report to the Board of Education (BOE), Superintendent Keith Hayashi shared updates on the Department’s summer learning opportunities for students and staff and awards and recognitions for students, employees and schools.
HIDOE releases summary report on rebuild plan for King Kamehameha III Elementary https://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/King-Kamehameha-III-Elementary-community-feedback.aspxHIDOE releases summary report on rebuild plan for King Kamehameha III Elementary Cultural and historical concerns, HIDOE’s decision-making process, and planning for future growth were key themes amongst community feedback.
73 public schools to offer summer meals to children ages 18 and youngerhttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/2024-Seamless-Summer-Option.aspx73 public schools to offer summer meals to children ages 18 and younger73 public schools will serve meals free of charge over the summer to children ages 18 and younger – regardless of public school enrollment status – through its summer food service program.
Princess Nāhiʻenaʻena students, artist Noble Richardson unveil new campus mural honoring namesakehttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Princess-Nahienaena-students-Noble-Richardson-unveil-new-campus-mural-honoring-namesake.aspxPrincess Nāhiʻenaʻena students, artist Noble Richardson unveil new campus mural honoring namesakePrincess Nāhiʻenaʻena Elementary unveiled a vibrant mural that students worked on with local artist Noble Richardson.

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Current Salary Scheduleshttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/Employment/WorkingInHawaii/Pages/Current-Salary-Schedules.aspxCurrent Salary SchedulesCurrent salary schedules for the Department.
Subject matter standardshttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/TeachingAndLearning/StudentLearning/Pages/standards.aspxSubject matter standardsBelow is a list of the standards that the Hawaii DOE use to ensure students are being exposed to rigorous and age-appropriate benchmarks of learning. Standards are not curriculum, but expectations of what students should know and be able to do at each grade level. Visit our Learning Design site to learn more about curriculum design aligned to standards.
HIDOE COVID-19 Information and Updateshttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/COVID-19-Information-Updates.aspxHIDOE COVID-19 Information and UpdatesThis resource page provides updates to the public on confirmed COVID-19 cases in the HIDOE system.
HawaiiPayhttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/Pages/HawaiiPay.aspxHawaiiPayThe HawaiiPay project is led by the Dept. of Accounting and General Services in partnership with the Office of Enterprise Technology Services to modernize payroll and time & attendance systems serving roughly 63,000 full- and part-time employees statewide.
Oahu Maphttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ParentsAndStudents/EnrollingInSchool/SchoolFinder/Pages/Oahu-Map.aspxOahu MapOahu is comprised of four districts — Honolulu, Windward, Central and Leeward — with nine Complex Areas, each with two or three Complexes. A complex is a high school plus the regional elementary and middle schools that feed into it.
Home-schoolinghttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ParentsAndStudents/EnrollingInSchool/Choosingaschool/Pages/Homeschooling-FAQs.aspxHome-schoolingThe Department has a legitimate interest in and responsibility for the appropriate education of all school age children in the State of Hawaii and recognizes home-schooling as an alternative to compulsory school attendance. Home-schooling is a parent-initiated educational alternative.

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