2023-29 Strategic Plan

Implementation Plan

A foundation of expectations & supports to ensure high quality learning for all students.

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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Reopening Updates

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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School Year 2023-24

How to Enroll

The process and documentation, including the Student Health Record, needed for enrollment.

Students enrolling in our public schools must have documentation proving they are residents of the state and if necessary, documen...

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Job Opportunities

We're hiring!

Looking for qualified teachers and other professionals for schools, offices.

Welcome to the Hawai‘i State Department of Education (HIDOE). Year-round, we hire an array of teachers, educational specialists an...

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School Food Services

School Food Authority proudly serving 100,000+ nutritionally balanced, affordable meals.

The Hawai‘i Department of Education's ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​School Food Services Branch is the School Food Authority proudly s...

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Special Education

The Department offers support and services to students with disabilities.

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School Transportation

Transportation services are offered to students enrolled in Hawaii's public schools.

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ESSER Plan

Federal funds supporting schools to safely reopen and mitigate learning loss.

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Maui school updates

See the latest information on reopening plans for Lahaina schools including safety guidance, bus info and more. View resources for students, families and staff affected by the wildfires in Maui: bit.ly/HIDOE-West-Maui-Resources.

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Ho‘oha‘aheo Newsletter Archive, SY 2023-24https://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/Hoohaaheo/Pages/Hoohaaheo-Newsletter-Archive,-SY-2023-24.aspxHo‘oha‘aheo Newsletter Archive, SY 2023-24As the Department's primary publication, we aim to live up to the meaning of ha‘aheo – to cherish with pride – by bolstering and sustaining pride in public education and touting the successes happening across our system.
Students advocate for more locally sourced foods in school cafeteriashttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/waikiki-elementary-farm-to-school.aspxStudents advocate for more locally sourced foods in school cafeteriasStudents studied their school lunches, learned how to find the menus online and then set up interviews with the school’s cafeteria manager to learn more about where their food comes from.
21 teachers honored for earning National Board for Professional Teaching Standards certificationhttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/2024-NBCT.aspx21 teachers honored for earning National Board for Professional Teaching Standards certificationHIDOE is celebrating 21 teachers statewide who have earned their National Board for Professional Teaching Standards certification – a recognition for meeting the highest standards for teaching.
6 Maui schools eligible to offer free school meals to all studentshttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/6-Maui-schools-eligible-to-offer-free-school-meals-to-all-students.aspx6 Maui schools eligible to offer free school meals to all studentsSchool meals will be free for all students for the remainder of the school year at six Maui schools.
E ‘Ōlelo Hawai‘i Kākou: Let's learn the Hawaiian languagehttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/olelo-hawaii-kakou-2024-02-06.aspxE ‘Ōlelo Hawai‘i Kākou: Let's learn the Hawaiian languageHIDOE's Office of Hawaiian Education in partnership with the University of Hawai‘i Community Colleges offers free introductory Hawaiian language and culture courses for HIDOE full-time salaried employees. In honor of Mahina ‘Ōlelo Hawai‘i, or Hawaiian Language Month, find out why this employee signed up for Hawaiian 101.
Kaimiloa Elementary counselor honored nationally as 2024 Hawai‘i School Counselor of the Yearhttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Kaimiloa-Elementary-counselor-honored-nationally-as-2024-hawaii-School-Counselor-of-the-Year.aspxKaimiloa Elementary counselor honored nationally as 2024 Hawai‘i School Counselor of the YearShe was instrumental in developing a School Attendance Review Team (SART) at Kaimiloa Elementary to combat chronic absenteeism.

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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.
Current Salary Scheduleshttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/Employment/WorkingInHawaii/Pages/Current-Salary-Schedules.aspxCurrent Salary SchedulesCurrent salary schedules for the Department.
21 teachers honored for earning National Board for Professional Teaching Standards certificationhttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/2024-NBCT.aspx21 teachers honored for earning National Board for Professional Teaching Standards certificationHIDOE is celebrating 21 teachers statewide who have earned their National Board for Professional Teaching Standards certification – a recognition for meeting the highest standards for teaching.
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.
Nā Hopena A‘o (HĀ) https://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/TeachingAndLearning/StudentLearning/HawaiianEducation/Pages/HA.aspxNā Hopena A‘o (HĀ) A Department-wide framework to develop the skills, behaviors and dispositions that are reminiscent of Hawaiʻi’s unique context, and to honor the qualities and values of the indigenous language and culture of Hawaiʻi.

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