Community Meetings: Strategic Plan & ESSA

The Board of Education and Hawaii State Department of Education are hosting community meetings to share draft updates of the Strategic Plan to better support student success. The Governor's ESSA Team is also sharing information about new opportunities under the federal Every Student Succeeds Act. Hawaii's state plan for ESSA will be informed by the Strategic Plan. Anyone interested in public education is encouraged to attend and learn more.

​Board of Education (BOE) Co​​mmunity Meetings

BOE and Hawai‘i DOE members will update communities on progress toward supporting greater student success in public schools with an updated Strategic Plan:

  • Sha​​​​​​ring feedback from the spring 2016 outreach effort (click to view report, above), culminating in definitions of student success.
  • Gathering c​ommunity members’ input to refine draft objectives to give life to these definitions.

Governor's ESSA Team town hall meetings

The community can also participate in town hall meetings to: (1) create a shared vision for public education in Hawaii, (2) learn about the opportunities provided by the Every Student Succeeds Act, (3) to discuss a future-focused education system for Hawaii, and (4) to collect input, feedback, and advice for a new blueprint for public education in Hawaii.​ View Gover​nor's ESSA Team town hall meetings​

Hawai‘i Island

AUG. 3, 2016

BOE Community Meeting at Kanu o ka ʻĀina Learning ʻOhana,
Hālau Hoʻolako Building, ʻOluʻOlu Room. Address: 65-1043 Hiʻiaka Street, Waimea.
5-6:30 p.m. — View the Facebook post of the event

SEPT. 7, 2016

​​BOE Community Meeting at the Hilo District Office​.

Address: 450 Waianuenue Avenue, Rm 2, Hilo. 5-6:30 p.m. 
View Facebook post of the event​


​​SEPT. 14, 2016BOE Community Meeting, Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School dining room. 

Address: 4431 Nuhou Street, Lihue. 5-6:30 p.m. | FLYER​​


AUG. 22, 2016

BOE Community Meeting, Kailua High School College & Career Center.

Address: 451 Ulumanu Drive, Kailua. — View Facebook post of the event.​

AUG. 31, 2016

BOE Community Meeting, Manoa Public Library.
Address: 2716 Woodlawn Dr, Honolulu — View Facebook post of the event.

SEPT. 8, 2016

BOE Community Meeting, Aiea Public Library.
Address: 99-374 Pohai Pl, Aiea​. 5-6:30 p.m. View Facebook post of the event

SEPT. 15, 2016

BOE Community Meeting, Waianae Public Library. Address: 85-625 Farrington Hwy, Waianae. 5-6:30 p.m. — View Facebook post of the event

SEPT. 20, 2016

Board of Education, General Business Meeting,
1390 Miller Street, Boardroom, 4th floor


AUG. 8, 2016

BOE Community Meeting, Baldwin High School Library, Wailuku. 5-6:30 pm. 

View the Facebook post of the event


SEPT. 19, 2016

DOE Community Meeting, Kaunakakai Elementary School​.

Address: 30 Ailoa St, Kaunakakai. ​5-6:30 p.m. View Facebook post of the event

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