BOE holds community engagement meetings June 18–20

2024-06-14T14:47:35-10:00June 14, 2024|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , |

Join Hawaiʻi Board of Education members and various Hawaiʻi State Department of Education staff to share opinions on priority areas and provide insight into how well the public education system is meeting the needs of students, families, schools, and communities.

Maui teachers call on Board of Education for more support 9 months after Lahaina wildfire

2024-05-23T20:29:49-10:00May 23, 2024|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

The Hawaiʻi Board of Education promised action Thursday after more than a dozen Maui teachers flew to Oʻahu to ask for more support following devastating wildfires last August.

Board demands details, communication over potential lapse of $465 million in school construction funds

2024-01-12T10:34:47-10:00January 11, 2024|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Hawaiʻi Board of Education Chair Warren Haruki called the potential lapse of $465 million in school construction funds “a huge tragedy” Thursday, adding that he fears state lawmakers have lost confidence in the department.

HIDOE replacing 11 inoperable fire alarm systems, 2 more schools report issues

2024-01-11T14:08:04-10:00January 11, 2024|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The Hawaiʻi State Department of Education (HIDOE) says it’s working to replace inoperable fire alarm systems at 11 schools at a cost of about $14 million after confirming in December that nearly 10% of the state’s public schools failed fire inspections last school year.

Tell the Board of Education more needs to be done to support the Maui community

2023-08-22T20:26:12-10:00August 17, 2023|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

Sound off on school-related planning for the weeks and months ahead Posted: August 17, 2023 On Thursday, Aug. 24, at 1:30 p.m., the Board of Education will hold its regularly scheduled August general business meeting. On the agenda, Superintendent Keith Hayashi will report on Maui wildfire impacts. This is an opportunity for educators and community members affected by the Maui wildfires to make their voices heard regarding school-related planning for the weeks and months ahead. This disaster demands effective, timely communication. HSTA members have continued to express their concerns over the lack of timely communication [...]

Hayashi: Compression pay raises should start in Nov. 18 paycheck

2022-10-07T13:56:38-10:00October 7, 2022|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Schools Superintendent Keith Hayashi told the Board of Education Thursday that thousands of public and charter school teachers affected by salary compression — 72% of the teaching workforce – should start seeing increased pay in their Nov. 18 paychecks.

Compression pay fix on Oct. 6 BOE agenda

2022-09-30T17:08:16-10:00September 30, 2022|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

The Hawaii State Department of Education Friday submitted a plan to the Hawaii Board of Education to make one-time salary adjustments for roughly 9,200 public and charter school teachers, which will be discussed at a special board meeting Oct. 6.

Compression fix implementation not expected until 2nd quarter at earliest

2022-08-25T17:15:00-10:00August 25, 2022|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , |

The nearly 9,000 Hawaii State Teachers Association members who will see pay adjustments under the state’s plan to end salary compression may have to wait a couple of months for that money to show up in their paychecks. Any pay increase will be retroactive to the beginning of this school year.

Castle High School implements more equitable dress code

2022-08-18T16:43:04-10:00August 18, 2022|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

For the first time in her 20-year tenure at Castle, English teacher Jamie Stidger won’t have to battle dress code violations that caused discomfort, embarrassment, and missed class time for her students.

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