The Hawaii State Department of Education (DOE) and Hawaii State Board of Education (BOE) began a process to develop and approve a multi-year strategic plan for the future of Hawaii’s education system. The department has been operating without a strategic plan since the 2017-2020 plan expired. While a new plan, the 2030 Promise Plan, was presented to the BOE in 2020, it was never approved or revisited.
The BOE is moving ahead with a timeline to adopt a new strategic plan by February 2023. As part of its stakeholder engagement efforts, the BOE created a 29 question survey to gather feedback by October 11.
To help community members of all backgrounds complete the survey with confidence, HawaiiKidsCAN created a guide to aid survey-takers with important context and our recommendations. Similar to the concept of a voter guide used in states like California and Washington to help with ballot measures, the guide provides families with key insights and recommendations. Read it here: