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The Hawaii Board of Education voted 5-3 to approve pay increases for the state’s 15 complex area superintendents on Thursday but deferred on similar proposed increases for the deputy superintendent and seven assistant superintendents due to pandemic-related economic concerns.
Though the original proposal was to approve raises for all of these positions, board member Dwight Takeno moved late in the day to give them only to the complex area superintendents due to the uncertain financial outlook for the state Department of Education and questionable optics over executive pay boosts amid the coronavirus crisis.
Complex area superintendents, who are in
HONOLULU (KHON2) — The University of Hawaii at Manoa was recognized for its trees by the Arbor Day Foundation with a Tree Campus USA honor.
This is distinction has been given to UH 11 times before.
The university reports it has more than 4,000 trees with 500 species from all over the world on the 320-acre site.
The first trees on the school campus were planted in 1915.
Some trees were
The Hawaii Senate vice president on Friday accused Gov. David Ige of trying to circumvent the public input portion of the nomination process for new Board of Education members by failing to submit sufficient names for upcoming vacancies by an April 1 deadline.
The criticism came as the board prepares to choose a replacement for outgoing schools Superintendent Christina Kishimoto, who has announced she won’t seek a new term after her contract expires July 30.
Sen. Michelle Kidani, chair of the Senate education committee, said in a statement the governor was “purposefully skirting” the advise and consent process, which allows