Ways To Help Maui

Superintendent Report to HI BOE on Maui Wildfire Status

Click on the following presentation for Superintendent Hayashi’s summary of the current information on the conditions in West Maui.


Ways To Help Maui

More Ways to Help Maui and other resources

Please visit out Maui Wildfire Resources page for more ways to help and other resources for those affected by the fire. We will continually update the page as we find more resources.


Support our Maui school communities

The Hawaiʻi State Department of Education has partnered with the Public Schools of Hawaiʻi Foundation to accept monetary donations in support of our Maui school communities impacted by the devastating wildfires. Donations can be made at pshf.org/donations-page. All gifts made through Oct. 1, 2023 will be dedicated solely to help our Maui students, staff and schools.

For other general Maui disaster relief support information, please see the list on the HIDOE website: https://bit.ly/HelpMauiSchools.

Board of Education chair replaced in shake-up by Gov. Green

KIDS COUNT 2023 Hawaiʻi Profile

Hawai‘i KIDS COUNT – June 14, 2023

Hawai‘i’s ranking in children’s economic well-being is 44th, or the seventh lowest in the nation, according to the 2023 KIDS COUNT® Data Book, a 50-state report of recent household data developed by the Annie E. Casey Foundation analyzing how children and families are faring. The Data Book also reports that Hawai‘i parents face some of the highest child care costs in the nation.

Read at https://www.hawaii-can.org/kids_count_2023_hawaii_profile

Board of Education chair replaced in shake-up by Gov. Green

Board of Education chair replaced in shake-up by Gov. Green

Honolulu Star-Advertiser – June 3, 2023

Gov. Josh Green on Friday surprised many education observers with the announcement that he is replacing Bruce Voss as chair of the state Board of Education with business leader Warren Haruki.

Read at https://www.staradvertiser.com/2023/06/03/hawaii-news/board-of-education-chair-replaced-in-shake-up-by-gov-green/

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Hawaii teachers union, Gov. Green tout ‘strongest’ contract ever

Honolulu Star-Advertiser – April 18, 2023

It’s a good time to be a public school teacher in Hawaii — perhaps better than ever before — based on a tentative new labor contract with the state.

Read at https://www.staradvertiser.com/2023/04/18/hawaii-news/hawaii-teachers-union-gov-green-tout-strongest-contract-ever/

Clare Hanusz

Clare Hanusz

Our beloved friend and advocate of immigrants, public schools, and all humanity – Clare Hanusz – has passed away after a two year battle with cancer which she generously shared with us. We will greatly miss her valiant and good humored spirit.

Clare joined with others to protest “Furlough Fridays” and served for many years on the board of Parents for Public Schools until her illness.

The image above is of Clare with her kids in 2009 participating in the sit-in protest in Governor Lingle’s office.

Read more about Clare via the links below:




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