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.

HSTA calls for keeping Lahaina students together, crisis counseling, better communications from HIDOE

2023-08-23T10:53:09-10:00August 23, 2023|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The Hawaiʻi State Department of Education must do a better job of communicating with parents and educators, providing crisis counseling, establishing safe campuses, and keeping displaced Lahaina students and staff together, said HSTA President Osa Tui, Jr.

Hawaiʻi Board of Education approves school calendars through 2026–2027

2023-06-02T17:08:24-10:00June 1, 2023|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

The Hawaiʻi Board of Education (BOE) voted Thursday to approve the Hawaiʻi State Department of Education’s (HIDOE) calendars for school years 2025–2026 and 2026–2027.

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.

House committee advances proposal for Hawaiian immersion expert on the BOE

2022-03-02T17:31:56-10:00March 2, 2022|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

The state House Committee on Judicial and Hawaiian Affairs advanced a bill last week that would require one of the at-large members of the Board of Education be an expert on Hawaiian language immersion.

BOE votes to support legislation to increase school-level employees’ pay

2022-02-17T16:24:08-10:00February 17, 2022|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

The Hawaii Board of Education (BOE) voted unanimously Thursday to amend its general 2022 legislative policy positions to support legislation relating to increasing the compensation of school-level employees, including teachers, in public schools.

Teachers say Red Hill water contamination contributes to learning loss, problems at home

2022-01-25T14:48:37-10:00January 25, 2022|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Educators from seven Hawaii public schools affected by contaminated water from the U.S. Navy’s Red Hill fuel tanks spoke at an HSTA virtual forum Monday night to share their experiences. The event also included presentations from the Board of Water Supply and Sierra Club of Hawaii.

BOE directs HIDOE to share COVID-19 guidelines with school staff, communities

2022-01-21T16:46:13-10:00January 21, 2022|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The Hawaii Board of Education (BOE) Thursday called for the Hawaii State Department of Education (HIDOE) to share specific guidance and parameters with Hawaii public school staff and school communities as to when schools will need to move to distance learning because of high COVID-19 case counts on campus. The board said missing guidelines from the department has led to confusion, frustration and anger amongst educators, students and their families.

Board of Education hears arguments to empty, close Red Hill fuel storage facility

2022-01-21T15:52:52-10:00January 21, 2022|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

The Hawaii Board of Education (BOE) stated Thursday that it will consider taking a position to call for the U.S. Navy to immediately empty fuel and fully close its Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage facility after drinking water at multiple Hawaii public schools was contaminated.

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