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SY 2021-22 Student Transportation Updates and Informationhttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/Organization/Offices/FacilitiesandOperations/Transportation/RidingtheBus/Pages/Bus-status.aspxSY 2021-22 Student Transportation Updates and InformationPlease check this page regularly for the updates to bus routes as the Department works to manage staffing and consolidate routes due to a severe shortage of student bus drivers.
All public school students to receive free meals throughout school year 2021-22https://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/SY2021-Free-School-Meals.aspxAll public school students to receive free meals throughout school year 2021-22All students at Hawaiʻi’s 257 public schools will receive free breakfast and lunch meals for the entirety of the 2021-22 school year, thanks to a nationwide waiver from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). Federal funds will reimburse state education departments for meal costs.
Civil Rights Compliance Branch (CRCB)https://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/Organization/Offices/Pages/CRCO.aspxCivil Rights Compliance Branch (CRCB)The CRCB, in the Office of Talent Management, is committed to the Hawaii State Department of Education's (HIDOE) overall compliance with Federal, State, HIDOE Administrative Rules, and Policies, which strictly prohibit any form of discrimination.
Health and Safetyhttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/School-Reopening-Framework---Health-and-Safety.aspxHealth and SafetyThe health and safety of our students and staff remains a top priority. Utilizing guidance from the Hawai'i State Department of Health, this section includes guidance on masking, social distancing and quarantine.
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.
Teachers drive improvement through Hawaii Lab Cohortshttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/TeachingAndLearning/EducatorEffectiveness/ProfessionalDevelopment/Pages/Hawaii-Lab-Cohorts.aspxTeachers drive improvement through Hawaii Lab CohortsHawaii Lab Cohorts are teacher learning communities within complex areas and schools that offer an effective approach to professional growth for teachers, allowing for continuous improvement. A shining example is in the Kailua-Kalaheo Complex Area. In its fourth year of implementation, the cohort has grown from school-level English Language Arts teams to complex-wide labs in ELA and math, soon to expand to science.
Hawaii public school students continue to make progress on AP examshttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Hawaii-public-school-students-continue-to-make-progress-on-AP-Exams.aspxHawaii public school students continue to make progress on AP examsThe percentage of HIDOE students receiving an AP Scholar Award increased by 2 percentage points. Additionally, the total number of students receiving the AP Capstone Diploma increased 82% from 15 to 36 students.
HIDOE partners with ClimbHI to connect students with career opportunities with new online platformhttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/HIDOE-partners-with-ClimbHI-to-connect-students-with-career-opportunities-with-new-online-platform.aspxHIDOE partners with ClimbHI to connect students with career opportunities with new online platformUnder a new partnership between the HIDOE and Hawai‘i workforce development nonprofit ClimbHI, students at public high schools across the state are connecting with career opportunities through a state-of-the-art online portal.
Class of 2021 graduation celebrations scheduled for Hawaii’s public schoolshttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/2021 Graduations.aspxClass of 2021 graduation celebrations scheduled for Hawaii’s public schoolsPublic high schools across the state today announced the dates, times and formats of their respective graduation ceremonies for the Class of 2021.
Power of Attorneyhttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ParentsAndStudents/EnrollingInSchool/HowToEnroll/Pages/power-of-attorney.aspxPower of AttorneyHawaii and U.S. military law govern how a parent or guardian of a minor may use power of attorney to delegate to another person (within designated constraints) any power regarding the care, custody, or property of the minor or ward.
2030 Promise Plan Progresshttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/AdvancingEducation/StrategicPlan/Pages/Phase-I.aspx2030 Promise Plan ProgressMahalo for your interest in the 2030 Promise Plan, which will guide Hawai‘i's public school system from 2020 to 2030. We have identified five student promises to realize in every school by 2030, focusing on creative ideas and solutions toward a thriving, sustainable state grounded in the values of HĀ.
ESSA dashboardhttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/AdvancingEducation/StriveHIPerformanceSystem/Pages/ESSA-dashboard.aspxESSA dashboardPerformance data by school and statewide as part of Hawaii's Consolidated State Plan under federal education law — the Every Student Succeeds Act, or ESSA.
7th grade student health requirementshttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ParentsAndStudents/EnrollingInSchool/HowToEnroll/Pages/7th-grade-exam.aspx7th grade student health requirementsWe are collaborating with the Hawaii State Department of Health (DOH) on ways to protect and ensure the health of our keiki.
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.
Out-of-state teacher recruitment job fair schedulehttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/Employment/JobOpportunities/Pages/Out-of-state-recruitment.aspxOut-of-state teacher recruitment job fair scheduleThank you for your interest in employment with the Hawaii State Department of Education.
Teacher Application FAQshttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/Employment/JobOpportunities/Pages/Teacher-Application-FAQs.aspxTeacher Application FAQsAnswers to our commonly asked questions about applying to teach in the Department.
Hawaii Island Maphttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ParentsAndStudents/EnrollingInSchool/SchoolFinder/Pages/Hawaii-Island-Map.aspxHawaii Island MapThe Hawaii District includes three Complex Areas: Hilo-Waiakea, Kau-Keaau-Pahoa, and Honokaa-Kealakehe-Kohala-Konawaena. A Complex is a high school plus the regional elementary and middle schools that feed into it, and a Complex Area is a grouping of two or more Complexes.
Kauai Maphttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ParentsAndStudents/EnrollingInSchool/SchoolFinder/Pages/Kauai-Map.aspxKauai MapKauai schools form their own Complex Area, comprised of three Complexes — Kauai, Kapaa and Waimea. A complex is a high school plus the regional elementary and middle schools that feed into it.
Maui County Maphttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ParentsAndStudents/EnrollingInSchool/SchoolFinder/Pages/Maui-County-Map.aspxMaui County Map
Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)https://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/AdvancingEducation/StriveHIPerformanceSystem/Pages/ESSA.aspxEvery Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)ESSA is a reauthorization of federal education law, replacing the prior reauthorization known as No Child Left Behind. It was implemented in school year 2017-18. The Hawai‘i DOE's state ESSA plan for federal funding under the law, led by our Strategic Plan, was approved by the U.S. Department of Education (USDOE) in January 2018.
Seal of Biliteracyhttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/TeachingAndLearning/StudentLearning/GraduationRequirements/Pages/Seal-of-Biliteracy.aspxSeal of BiliteracyThe Hawai‘i State Board of Education established a Seal of Biliteracy to be awarded upon graduation to students who demonstrate a high proficiency in both of the state's two official languages (English and Hawaiian) OR either of the state’s two official languages and at least one additional language, including American Sign Language.
Department announces 2020-21 enrollment figures for public and charter schoolshttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/2020-21-enrollment.aspxDepartment announces 2020-21 enrollment figures for public and charter schoolsHawaii's public and charter schools combined enrollment for school year 2020-21 totals 174,704 students, compared to 179,331 last year, a difference of 2.6 percent.
Homeschoolinghttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ParentsAndStudents/EnrollingInSchool/Choosingaschool/Pages/Homeschooling-FAQs.aspxHomeschoolingThe Department has a legitimate interest in and responsibility for the appropriate education of all school age children in the State of Hawaii and recognizes homeschooling as an alternative to compulsory school attendance. Homeschooling is a parent-initiated educational alternative.
HIDOE COVID-19 Update Archivehttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/HIDOE-COVID-19-Update-Archive.aspxHIDOE COVID-19 Update Archive
Legislative reportshttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SchoolDataAndReports/StateReports/Pages/Legislative-reports.aspxLegislative reportsThe Department annually produces reports on the education-related bills and resolutions passed in the regular session from the previous year in the Hawaii State Legislature. Annual reports additionally requested by the Legislature are also produced. Archived reports can be accessed via links at the bottom of this page.
Weighted Student Formulahttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SchoolDataAndReports/StateReports/Pages/Weighted-Student-Formula.aspxWeighted Student FormulaThe Weighted Student Formula (WSF) is a fair and equitable way to distribute funds for school budgets. A baseline amount per student is set, with additional funding ("weights") aligned with different student needs and characteristics. Funding follows students to the schools they attend, equalizing opportunities at the student level. Weights are set by the Committee on Weights, comprised of teachers, administrators and community members.
Memos & Announcementshttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/HIDOE-COVID-19-Memos-Guidance.aspxMemos & AnnouncementsHIDOE memos, guidance and announcements available to staff.
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.
Student Bill of Rights and Responsibilitieshttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/Organization/Pages/Student-Bill.aspxStudent Bill of Rights and ResponsibilitiesThis document outlines rights and responsibilities for all students who attend Hawaii DOE schools. It was adopted on March 7, 1974. A copy is distributed annually to staff and a copy shall be kept in every school office. In addition, students and families should also review the Student Code of Conduct, BOE Policy 101-1.
Military Interstate Children's Compact Commission (MIC3)https://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ParentsAndStudents/MilitaryFamilies/Pages/MIC3.aspxMilitary Interstate Children's Compact Commission (MIC3)While the armed services have made great strides in easing the transition of their personnel, their spouses and, most importantly, their children, much remains to be done at the state and local levels to ensure that the children of military families are afforded the same opportunities for educational success as other children. The Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children addresses these concerns.

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