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GOVERNOR’S OFFICE NEWS RELEASE: Darrel Galera resigns from Board of Ed, plans to apply for superintendent job

Posted on Mar 6, 2017 in Latest Department News, Newsroom, Office of the Governor Press Releases

HONOLULU – Board of Education member Darrel Galera submitted his resignation to Gov. David Ige on Monday, following Galera’s decision to apply for the job of State Superintendent of Hawai‘i’s public schools.

Gov. Ige appointed Galera to the BOE in October 2016. Galera has also served as the chairperson for the Governor’s ESSA (Every Student Succeeds Act) Team since its inception in April 2016.

Galera said he made his decision to step down from his seat on the BOE after deep reflection. “It is essential that the BOE’s search/selection committee be presented with as large a pool of experienced, qualified and committed applicants as possible, as it makes one of the most important decisions for the future of public education in Hawai‘i.”

Galera has also requested that he remain as chairperson of the Governor’s ESSA Team, as it wraps up its work finalizing the blueprint for Hawai‘i’s public education and looks toward implementation.

Galera’s resignation is effective immediately.


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Cindy McMillan

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Office of the Governor

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Mobile: 808-265-7974

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