Honolulu, Hawaii 2022-05-20 02:33:00 –
Former Waipahu High School principal Keith Hayashi, who has been a state interim director for public schools since August last year, was selected as a permanent state director from among the three finalists tonight.
After deeply divided discussions among the nine voting members of the State Board of Education, a special meeting of the State Board of Education lasting about 12 hours (sometimes nearly two hours interrupted by three breaks to restore order). After (including controversial public testimony), Hayashi was appointed.
The board voted for three first non-binding straws suggesting that it would change emotions during the deliberations. However, Hayashi slightly beat California’s education consultant Caprice Young. Darrell Gallera, a longtime educator, was a far-third in the straw vote.
The appointment is expected to take effect on July 1. Hayashi’s salary and other contract details will be negotiated later, said Catherine Payne, chairman of the state board of education, but the legislature has set a salary of up to $ 250,000 a year for this job. Hayashi’s predecessor, Christina Kishimoto, worked for $ 240,000 a year on a three-year contract that was extended for one year.
Hayashi, a 33-year veteran of the State Department, continues to oversee Hawaii’s public school system. This is the only state-wide school district in the country that is widely considered to be the tenth largest in Hawaii. Hawaii DOE has 171,000 students and 42,600 employees in 257 regular public schools and 37 charter schools, with an annual operating budget of over $ 2 billion.
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