March 2024

28-Mar-2024

In the March 2024 report to the Board of Education (BOE), Superintendent Keith Hayashi and Deputy Superintendent Tammi Oyadamori-Chun shared updates on the Department’s response to the Maui wildfires, and the recent dedication of a new, temporary campus for King Kamehameha III Elementary at Pulelehua.


In the March 2024 report to the Board of Education (BOE), Superintendent Keith Hayashi and Deputy Superintendent Tammi Oyadamori-Chun shared updates on the Department’s response to the Maui wildfires, including a $2.2 million U.S. Department of Education Project SERV grant to support recovery efforts, and the recent dedication of a new, temporary campus for King Kamehameha III Elementary at Pulelehua.

Superintendent Hayashi also provided updates and next steps regarding the Department’s supplemental operating and capital improvement project budget requests for fiscal year 2025, noting that the latest House Draft of the budget includes $38 million more than the Governor’s proposed budget for operations. 

The last section of the report highlighted the 2022 and 2023 Incentive and Service awards recognizing HIDOE employee, team and managers of the year; 2024 Milken Educators of Hawai‘i’s Teacher of Promise; 15 principals honored as 2024 Tokioka awardees; the Education Week student showcase at the State Capitol; 41 schools awarded at the national Student Television network competition; and a Washington Middle eighth grader’s top ranking in the state MathCounts competition. 

Superintendent Hayashi concluded his report with the recent recognition of Hawai‘i’s 2024 Assistant Principal of the Year as a finalist for the national assistant principal of the year award, and the Department’s participation in the release of the new Patsy T. Mink quarter, helping to highlight Congresswoman Mink’s legacy as the author of Title IX, and the ongoing importance of gender equity in education.

See Superintendent's presentation slides.



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