News and Announcements
Letter from Interim Superintendent Hayashi
This letter is to inform you of the processes our schools have implemented to address questions about the safety measures we have in place.
Free Meal Service
The Department of Education is pleased to announce that all students at Hawai'i's 257 public schools statewide will receive free breakfast and lunch meals for the entirety of the 2021-22 school year.
Meal service for distance learning students will be located in the Cafeteria Monday - Friday:
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
Changes to Free Buss Pass Eligibility
Beginning in the 2021-2022 school year, a student attending a Community Eligibility Provision school must be Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program certified to be eligible for a free bus pass.
Hawaii Keiki School Nurses
Nursing services are provided to students
with no out-of-pocket expense to their families, and interpreters are available if needed. A complete list of HK nurses and their contact information is available at
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.
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.
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.
Annual Notification of Privacy Rights
Information regarding the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).
Surveillance Cameras on Campus
Kea'au Middle School has completed the process of installing surveillance cameras on campus.
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