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 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 nearing the completion of a timeline to adopt a new strategic plan (not the 2030 Promise Plan) by February 2023. As part of its stakeholder engagement efforts, the BOE created a 29 question survey in October 2022 to gather feedback. In order to make it easier for community members to complete the survey, HawaiiKidsCAN provided a survey guide that included relevant context and data for each question.

After a series of in-person stakeholder convenings and focus groups, the BOE has put forth a new survey to gather feedback on their revised thinking as the final plan nears completion. As such, we have created part 2 of our survey guide, and we sincerely hope as many community members as possible make their voices heard. Responses are due by midnight HST on Thursday, January 12.

HawaiiKidsCAN – Part 2: HIDOE Strategic Plan Survey Guide

David is the founding executive director of HawaiiKidsCAN. He lives in Honolulu, HI.


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