Dec. 3rd, 2019  Hawai‘i DOE introduces proposal to tackle teacher shortage through pay incentives
The Hawai‘i State Department of Education (HIDOE) announced a new initiative to tackle Hawai‘i’s teacher shortage by  providing incentives for educators teaching in critical areas. The first phase of this effort is a proposal to implement a pay differential to increase compensation for classroom teachers in areas that have faced the most severe shortages – special education, Hawaiian Language Immersion programs, and hard-to-staff geographic locations.

Dec. 5, 2019 Hawai‘i BOE approves DOE proposal to incentivize critical teacher shortage
The Hawai‘i State Board of Ed. (BOE) today approved the Department’s proposal to provide extra compensation for classroom teachers in three high-need areas: special education, hard-to-staff geographical locations, and Hawaiian language immersion programs. The Board voted 7-2 in favor of implementing the pay differentials, which are scheduled to take effect Jan. 7.

Dec 5, 2019 Superintendent Proposal for Board Action on Extra Compensation For Classroom Teachers in Special Education, Hard-To-Staff Geographical Locations, and Hawaiian Language Immersion Programs

Dec. 20, 2019 Hawai‘i DOE detailed explanation of the teacher shortage differentials