BOE approves panel to begin superintendent search

2021-03-19T12:26:42-10:00March 18, 2021|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The Hawaii Board of Education Thursday voted to approve the creation of a special committee to set a search timeline and process to select a new superintendent for Hawaii public schools.

Superintendent will not seek contract renewal after overwhelming criticism

2021-03-09T15:23:31-10:00March 9, 2021|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , |

After nearly four years at the helm of the Hawaii State Department of Education, Schools Superintendent Christina Kishimoto will not seek to renew her contract. Her term ends July 30.

BOE committee postpones vote on new contract for Kishimoto

2021-03-04T17:01:39-10:00March 4, 2021|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

After receiving an overwhelming amount of written and oral testimony critical of the leadership of Hawaii’s controversial state schools superintendent Christina Kishimoto, the Hawaii Board of Education’s Human Resources Committee postponed a vote to consider whether to approve her new contract.

BOE testimony overwhelmingly opposes superintendent’s reappointment

2021-03-03T18:34:29-10:00March 3, 2021|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

An overwhelming number of people who submitted written testimony to the Hawaii Board of Education as of midday Wednesday asked the BOE not to renew the contract of Schools Superintendent Christina Kishimoto.

Submit testimony to BOE by Wednesday to restore school-level budgets, positions, salaries

2021-02-14T16:04:27-10:00February 14, 2021|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Join us in asking the Board of Education to prioritize restoring all cuts to the weighted student formula (WSF) and special education per-pupil allocation (SPPA), which would eliminate the need for layoffs of any HIDOE employees, including all teachers. HSTA will further ask HIDOE to follow the law by using federal stimulus funding to avoid future pay cuts.

Superintendent plans to discontinue shortage differentials that decreased vacancies

2021-02-14T16:03:28-10:00February 12, 2021|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The superintendent’s memo is misleading. While she indicates that the shortage differential program was a pilot, this is not the case. These differentials were enacted and approved by the Board of Education based on Kishimoto's request on Dec. 5, 2019.

Proposal to add nonvoting teacher member to Board of Education passes first hurdle

2021-02-05T15:17:35-10:00February 4, 2021|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

The Hawaii State Teachers Association’s proposal to add a nonvoting member to the Board of Education who is a public school teacher received initial approval from the state House Education Committee Thursday. 

HIDOE validates HSTA’s warnings of federal stimulus violations

2021-02-05T01:27:31-10:00January 23, 2021|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

The Hawaii State Department of Education’s chief financial officer told the Board of Education Thursday that the teachers' union correctly described congressional restrictions on reducing public school budgets after the state accepted hundreds of millions of dollars in federal pandemic aid.

BOE delays approving HIDOE use of federal stimulus funds

2021-02-05T01:28:40-10:00January 22, 2021|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The Hawaii Board of Education Thursday tabled a controversial Hawaii Department of Education proposal to use $53 million in federal pandemic stimulus funds to hire tutors for public school students as the department contemplates laying off hundreds of teachers, education assistants, and other staff.

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