News and Announcements
Temporary Food Assistance Program
This school year, families are eligible to receive up to $286 per child for the months of August and September.
Families do not need to apply for P-EBT. The HIDOE will be responsible for qualifying families for P-EBT through its free or reduced-price school meals program for the 2020-2021 school year.
Parent's Right to Request Teacher Qualifications
The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) provides parent(s)/guardian(s) of a HIDOE student, the right to know the professional qualifications of the classroom teacher(s) and if the child is provided services by paraprofessionals and, if so their qualifications. Teacher qualification request news article
Bus and Lunch Program Information
Visit the Hawaii Department of Education Website for information on Bus Rates, Routes, and Eligibility also for information on the Free and Reduced Price Lunch Program
Hawaii Administrative Rules Chapter 19
Establishes a procedure for filing and resolving complaints of discrimination, harassment, and bullying against a student in any program, activity, or service of the department by employees, volunteers, or third parties HAR Chapter 19 news article
Letter from Superintendent Kishimoto Regarding the Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic
Supt. Kishimoto personally thanks parents for their support during the transition to distance learning and provides a look back on the Department's response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Food Basket Food Distribution
Options for Free Internet Connectivity
Spectrum Broadband and Hawaiian Telcom are offering free internet services for households with K-12 and/or college students. Free internet connectivity news article
Soil Contamination and Fact Sheet
Kea'au Middle School tested positive for arsenic, and lead present in the soil. We are sharing the following information out of an abundance of caution and want to reassure you that exposure to these contaminants is preventable. Soil contamination news article
Speak Now Mobile Application
Speak Now is a reporting tool that provides another mechanism for students to report incidents of bullying on DOE campuses, transportation, and during DOE-sponsored activities that they have either experienced or witnessed. The Speak Now app is available for download on Android and iOS devices. Speak now news article
Annual Notice of Non-Discrimination and Harassment
The Hawaii State Department of Education ("HIDOE") does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, age, color, national origin, religion, or disability. This requirement extends to all of HIDOE's programs and activities, including employment and admissions as applicable. Annual notice of non-discrimination and harassment news article
Annual Notification of Privacy Rights
Information regarding the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). Notification of privacy rights news article
Surveillance Cameras on Campus
Beginning August 2015, Kea'au Middle School is in the process of installing surveillance cameras on campus. Surveillance cameras news article
Want to volunteer at the school?
Studies have shown that active parent involvement improves the students educational experience. School volunteer news article