Hawaii State Department of Education
Hawaii's statewide school district serves approximately 180,000 students attending more than 280 schools.
Hawaii's state Board of Education formulates policy for the public schools and state library system. The Board has nine members appointed by the governor and one nonvoting student member selected by students in grades 7-12.
The Board of Education hires a Superintendent as the chief executive officer of the public school system, and the State Librarian.
The Superintendent appoints six Assistant Superintendents to run state-level offices responsible for curriculum, instruction, and student support; human resources; business services; and information technology services.
The Superintendent also appoints fifteen Complex Area Superintendents who each oversees and supports 2-4 school complexes. Each complex consists of a high school and the elementary and intermediate/middle schools that feed into it. The Complex Area Superintendents are based in administrative offices located in seven geographical districts: Honolulu, Central, Leeward, and Windward on Oahu; and Hawaii, Maui (including Molokai and Lanai) and Kauai (including Niihau) on the Neighbor Islands.
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