Important Information for Parents of HSDB Students
Preventing and Treating Ukus
The HSDOE does not tolerate acts of harassment on the bases of race, sex, age, color, national origin, religion, or disability. Any student who believes that he or she has been subjected to harassment on the bases of race, sex, age, color, national origin, religion, or disability, are encouraged to report such harassment.
Students and parents may report allegations of harassment by an employee to the HSDOE’s Civil Rights Compliance Office at the address listed below, within 180 days of the date of the alleged harassment.
Any student or parent who believes another student at their school is engaging in harassment should report allegations to the school’s administrator.
HSDOE is committed to conducting a prompt investigation. Support, including counseling and educational resources will be available to students who are harassed, as well as to students found to have engaged in acts of harassment on the bases of race, sex, age, color, national origin, religion, or disability. Students found to have engaged in harassment may be disciplined, including if circumstances warrant, suspension or expulsion. Students, parents, and HSDOE staff should work together to prevent harassment on the bases of race, sex, age, color, national origin, religion, or disability.
HSDOE will not tolerate retaliation for reporting harassment on the bases of race, sex, age, color, national origin, religion, or disability, and will take steps to protect those who wish to report the harassment.
Civil Rights Compliance Office
Hawaii State Department of Education
P.O. Box 2360
Honolulu, Hawaii 96804
(808) 586-3322 or relay
Annual Notification of Nondiscrimination Statement
The Hawaii State Department of Education (“HSDOE”) does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, age, color, national origin, religion, or disability. This requirement extends to all of HSDOE’s programs and activities, including employment and admissions as applicable.
The HSDOE will not tolerate retaliation for reporting discrimination, and will take steps to protect those who wish to report discrimination. Any inquiries concerning discrimination may be referred to the HSDOE’s Civil Rights Compliance Office or to the Office for Civil Rights, United States Department of Education, within 180 days of the date of the alleged discriminatory conduct.
The Board of Education recognizes that a child's education is a responsibility shared by the school and the family during the entire period the child spends in school. To support the goal of the Department of Education (Department) to educate all students effectively, schools and parents must work as knowledgeable partners. Click here to view HSDB's School Parent/Family Involvement Policy.
Annual Notification of Privacy Rights
Know your privacy rights as they apply to 1) student record information; 2) directory information; 3) surveys and other information collection; and 4) military recruitment information. For more information on your privacy rights, the laws that protect them, and how to exercise your rights, contact your school administrator or visit http://bit.ly/FERPAHI. Non Disclosure of Information Opt Out Form
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a federal law that gives parents certain protections with regard to their children’s education records, such as report cards, transcripts, disciplinary records, contact and family information, and class schedules. As a parent, you have the right to review your child’s education records and to request changes under limited circumstances. For more information, visit the DOE webpage here
In order to keep our schools safe, rules have been established relating to student misconduct; these rules also govern searches of students and seizures of property. Hawaii Administrative Rules, Chapter 19, is state law. It's important that students and parents review this information to be aware of the consequences of a Chapter 19 violation. Visit the DOE website here to read more about Chapter 19.
Families who find themselves grappling with homelessness have rights under the McKinney-Vento Act to ensure their children continue uninterrupted access to education and services. The DOE website found at here helps families identify their rights and resources available.
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