Tag Archive | "rainy day fund"

Abercrombie releases $67M from Hurricane Relief Fund

Abercrombie releases $67M from Hurricane Relief Fund

MEDIA RELEASE In his first executive action, Gov. Neil Abercrombie released funds to bring a definitive end to Furlough Fridays in the schools and to help maintain jobs and services provided by community programs. Abercrombie announced the release of $67 million from the Hurricane Relief Fund to restore 17 instructional days for the 2010-2011 school […]

Read the full story

Posted in NewsComments (0)

Two constitutional amendments on ballot

Two constitutional amendments on ballot

MEDIA RELEASE Hawaii voters will decide on two state ballot questions Nov. 2. Both are constitutional amendments. The first, HB2376, proposes to amend the Hawaii Constitution to change the Board of Education to a board appointed by the governor, with the advice and consent of the Senate, as provided by law. Currently, the Board of […]

Read the full story

Posted in Elections, NewsComments (5)

Governor again urges BOE/DOE to accept furlough plan

Governor again urges BOE/DOE to accept furlough plan

MEDIA RELEASE With a continued focus on immediately returning Hawaii students to the classroom, Gov. Linda Lingle this week renewed her call for the Board of Education (BOE) and Department of Education (DOE) to accept her plan originally proposed Nov. 15 to restore the majority of the remaining teacher furlough days. “The clock is ticking,” […]

Read the full story

Posted in EducationComments (1)

Governor's office refutes Toguchi's statements

Governor’s office refutes Toguchi’s statements

MEDIA RELEASE Linda Smith, the governor’s senior policy advisor, has refuted statements made by Board of Education (BOE) Chair Garrett Toguchi and again called on the BOE and Department of Education (DOE) to move forward on presenting her plan to the Hawaii State Teachers Association (HSTA) to use $50 million from the Rainy Day Fund […]

Read the full story

Posted in EducationComments (0)

Statement on returning children to the classroom

Statement on returning children to the classroom

MEDIA RELEASE The following statement was released Wednesday by Linda Smith, senior policy advisor, and Marie Laderta, director of human resources development: Gov. Linda Lingle has offered a viable compromise solution for the restoration of the 27 days currently slated to be furlough Fridays that will enable our children to return to school. To encourage […]

Read the full story

Posted in EducationComments (0)


 

 

Become a fan on facebook

 

 

Quantcast