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OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR – Media Advisory – News Conference – Governor announces support for Hawaii DOE’s proposal to tackle teacher shortage

Posted on Nov 29, 2019 in Latest Department News, Office of the Governor Press Releases

WHAT: NEWS CONFERENCE: Governor Ige announces support for Hawai‘i DOE’s proposal to tackle teacher shortage through pay increases

In an effort to tackle Hawai‘i’s teacher shortage, Gov. David Ige, the Hawai‘i State Board of Education (BOE) and the Hawai‘i State Department of Education (HIDOE) are working together to implement bold retention and recruitment strategies. Phase I of this effort is a proposed pay differential that would increase compensation for classroom teachers in Special Education, Hawaiian Language Immersion programs and hard to staff areas.

HIDOE is seeking the BOE’s approval for this pay differential proposal at the upcoming BOE meeting on Thursday, Dec. 5.                                                           

WHEN:                     Tuesday, Dec. 3, 10 a.m.

WHERE:                  Central Middle School, 1302 Queen Emma Street

Limited parking will be available and reserved on a first come first served basis. Please RSVP to HIDOE’s Communications

Office at (808) 586-3232 or [email protected]

This event will be streamed LIVE through Facebook Live at



Media Contacts:

Jodi Leong
Deputy Communications Director/Press Secretary
Office of the Governor
Office: 808-586-0043
Mobile: 808-798-3929
[email protected]


Cindy McMillan
Communications Director
Office of the GovernoR
Office: 808-586-0012
Mobile: 808-265-7974
[email protected]