LIHUE —The state Department of Education is seeking feedback on the first draft of a 2030 “Promise Plan,” which will guide the DOE for the next decade, centered around five promises to students.
An online toolkit for the community to provide feedback is available at HawaiiPublicSchools.org. Feedback will be gathered through Aug. 1, with a first draft of the plan to be delivered in September. The availability of the toolkit was announced at the state Board of Education’s general business meeting on Oahu last week.
“Our students are too important for small promises,” said DOE Superintendent Dr. Christina M. Kishimoto.
“Our next phase of strategic planning will bring together stakeholder vision and purpose around public education as a change agent for Hawaii, fueled by our three strategies: school design, teacher collaboration and student voice.”
Through the five promises to students, DOE seeks to build and expand upon gains that have been made over the last two strategic plans and innovate to solve persistent challenges, she said.