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.

HawaiiKidsCAN has been highly invested in seeing a quality strategic plan finalized that boldly improves outcomes for students. We have testified to the board at least 10 times going back to September 2021 on the need for a new strategic plan. We have also encouraged our supporters and partners to get involved with the BOE’s official community engagement process, which is why we put together survey guides in October 2022 and January 2023 to give vital context and data on questions that felt very high level or reliant on lots of prior knowledge.

The final details of the plan are coming together, including the DOE’s connected Implementation Plan: Key Performance Indicators, strategies and performance measures. The DOE is collecting feedback via a new survey that is due on March 31, so we are pleased to present our third survey guide.

Before you begin, you may want to check out these resources from the DOE:

HawaiiKidsCAN – Part 3: HIDOE Implementation Plan Survey Guide

Submit survey here


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


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