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Weigh in on indicators to measure our progress to 2030

On April 18 at the Board of Education's General Business Meeting, Supt. Christina M. Kishimoto identified promises to our students to be achieved in every public school by 2030, organized around five themes:

These are not new ideas: They draw from extensive community outreach during our last phase of strategic planning, our policy, and our work implementing the 2017-2020 Strategic Plan. The goal with our next 10 years is to identify, What will make these promises a reality for every student in every school by 2030? What does that look like, and how do we get there?


Phase I feedback from the community (click to view news release) was collected through August 1, and included:

  • 83 stakeholder groups registered 

  • 2,782 participants

Phase II feedback (click to view news release) on a draft of the plan closed on Sept. 20, 2019. There were 314 respondents to the online survey who provided guidance on our action opportunities identified during Phase I. View results.

You can still take our "Stake in the Ground" survey, launched during Phase II, to identify how you would like to help public schools with this work.

Phase III feedback on proposed and future indicators is open through November 8:

When approved by the Board of Education in early 2020, the 2030 Promise Plan will guide our policies, procedures operations, planning and other activities to ensure we’re on track to deliver on our promises.

Power & Promise of Public Education

On Sept. 5, 2019, Supt. Kishimoto gave her annual address on the State of the Schools with a focus on Ideas That Transform and a discussion of the 2030 Promise Plan and action opportunities. View:

Presentation Facebook Live archive video

Community toolkit

Community feedback was gathered from May 6 to August 1, 2019. Registered groups were supported with the following materials to host their own sessions. (Click here to download all resources in a .zip file.)

1 - PREPARE FOR YOUR FEEDBACK SESSION Review the resources below to help ground your work and maintain a forward-focused approach centered on promise delivery. We’ve built a video playlist of some of the innovations under way at schools now to provide some context for the learning environments you may want to see in your own community; more can be found on our Bright Spots map. Share these prior to your session if you think they will be helpful. Review the facilitator guide and script in advance to familiarize yourself. 


2 - PROMOTE YOUR FEEDBACK SESSION Now that you’ve determined a date, time and location for your session, let everyone know! Here are some resources to get you started. 


3 - HOST YOUR FEEDBACK SESSION Great job: You've spread the word and you have stakeholders coming to your session. Everything you need to host an engaging meeting can be found here, from sign-in sheets to printable posters. In addition to the facilitator's guide, presentation & script, above, here are:


4 - SUBMIT YOUR FEEDBACK Congratulations! Thanks again for providing your insight. Your registered group will be given unique access to an input form accessible from any mobile or desktop device. We’d love to see you doing your work! Take a photo and post to the input form, or share to social media with #HI4PublicEd.

Feedback session media

View our gallery of feedback sessions on Flickr. Engage with our educators and stakeholders at #HI4PublicEd.


  • ʻŌlelo Community Media series on the 2030 Promise Plan kicks off.

  • Civil Beat: DOE leadership starting work on new 10-year strategic plan.

  • Supt. Kishimoto visits Hawaii News Now Sunrise to talk about the 2030 Promise Plan and other work happening over the summer.

  • Hawaii News Now: Parents asked to share ideas on public education for the next 10 years.

  • Honolulu Star Advertiser: Report card coming up for Hawaii's public schools official.

  • Island Focus on ʻŌlelo Community Media with Lyla Berg.

  • "School bells ring, but why?" by Bobby Widhalm, state office teacher [VIEW]

  • News release, Community invited to provide input on Hawai'i DOE's next 10 years [VIEW]

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