PPS-HI is a coalition of parents, community members, and educators who are committed to ensuring all children in Hawai`i have access to a quality public education. We work collaboratively in order to improve the quality of public education in Hawai’i.

We work to increase family and community engagement through programs, events, and other activities.

We also work with key decision makers to advocate for policies that increase educational opportunities for parents, families, and children.



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About PPS-HI

Parents for Public Schools Hawaii (“PPS-HI”) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization of parents, educators, community leaders, policy makers, and other stakeholders in Hawai`i public education.

PPS-HI is a member of the national organization, Parents for Public Schools Inc., which has established 17 chapters in 12 states.

PPSHI Transition Nights Feature an Exploration of Adolescent Brain and Behavior Changes Here

Wondering what to expect in Middle School?

Attend one of our yearly presentations hosted by PPSHI about “Your Child’s Transition to Middle School.”


Envision the Future for Our Hawai‘i Public Schools!

Join Us Online to View and Discuss the Hawai‘i Department of Education Five Promises 2030 Plan Thursday, July 25th, at 7pm!


Upcoming Events


Latest News

Education Funding Bills failing to pass in 2017

The bills, SB683 and SB686, to create an additional source of revenue for Hawaii Public Schools failed to pass this legislative session. HSTA actively spoke and met with committees to promote these bills.  PPS Hawai‘i testified in support of the need for increased...

Capital Improvement Projects Approved

New construction funds for public schools were approved for the Department of Education to build a new East Kapolei Middle School, a new classroom building at Campbell High School on Oahu, and to complete classroom spaces in a new High School in Kihei, Maui, and to...

School Lunch Program

SB423 passed. Schools will not be able to deny a student a meal for failure to pay while the student’s application for free or reduced lunch is being processed or 7 days after the student’s meal fund account balance is zero or negative.

Public Preschool

The approved state budget includes funding for five new preschool classrooms in the 2018-2019 school year and 60 permanent positions for special education preschool teachers and educational assistants. HB936 passed making appropriations for the Executive Office of...

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