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Superintendent Hayashi speaks about the severe shortage of
student bus drivers on Maui, Oʻahu and Hawaiʻi Island.


Outdoor masking at public school campuses and HIDOE facilities optional for students, faculty and staff, effective March 9

Free Meals Throughout SY 2021-22

All students at Hawaiʻi’s 257 public schools will receive free breakfast and lunch meals for the entirety of the 2021-22 school year, thanks to a nationwide waiver from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).

Parents are highly encouraged to continue to submit their Free and Reduced Price Lunch Meal Benefits applications online using the EZMealApp mobile app or at, where applicable, as information derived from the application directly impacts eligibility for other school programs like Title I designation, bus transportation, and Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) food assistance.
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