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Teacher compensation listening sessions announced

The Department will be hosting a series of listening sessions focused on gathering feedback to refine and potentially recommend changes to the teacher compensation system. To encourage maximum participation, two listening sessions will be held on O‘ahu, Maui and Hawai‘i Island.

News Release from Hawaii DoE, 18-Sep-2019

The Hawai'i State Department of Education (HIDOE) will be hosting a series of listening sessions focused on gathering feedback to refine and potentially recommend changes to the teacher compensation system. The sessions and subsequent analysis will be conducted by Augenblick, Palaich and Associates, a third-party consultant, to ensure objectivity.

The listening sessions are open to the public and the Department encourages input from all interested community members and/or education practitioners including: school leaders, teachers, instructional staff, central office administrators, students, and other staff. 

"Behind every student's successes are dedicated educators who innovate, collaborate and challenge our students to exceed expectations," said Superintendent Christina Kishimoto. "It is critical that our compensation system supports our ability to attract and retain the highest level of talent. Our community's feedback is an important part of ensuring that any necessary refinements are done right."

To encourage maximum participation, two listening sessions will be held at the dates and times below in each location on O'ahu, Maui and Hawai'i Island. Following a short introduction, attendees will be able to give feedback on how the state's compensation system should be updated, if needed, to best address the needs of students, educators, schools and districts.

Date Times Location
Monday, September 23

4:00-5:30 pm

6:00-7:30 pm

O'ahu (McKinley Community School for Adults, Room 110)
Tuesday, September 24

4:00-5:30 pm

6:00-7:30 pm

O'ahu (Kapolei High School, Cafeteria)
Wednesday, September 25

4:00-5:30 pm

6:00-7:30 pm

Maui (Baldwin High School, Auditorium)
Thursday, September 26

4:00-5:30 pm

6:00-7:30 pm

Hawai'i Island (Keaau High School, Cafeteria)


For those unable to attend a listening session, an online survey will be open from September 23 through October 6 to gather feedback. This survey will also be open to parents and community members. To take the survey, please visit http://bit.ly/2mgVFx7.


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