The Out of School Time Network (OST) consists of state and federally-funded, high-quality programs that link learning from the regular school day to the out-of-school time space, thereby improving student outcomes, such as behavior, attendance, and course marks.
This program establishes or expands community learning centers that provide students with academic enrichment opportunities along with activities designed to complement the students’ regular academic program.
This program reduces the high incidence of latchkey children and provides affordable after-school child care services to children in the public elementary schools whose parents work, attend school or are in job training programs.
The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 provides Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Funds to HIDOE schools serving students in grades PreK-12.
This statewide initiative provides an organizational framework for public schools to offer after-school programs for middle and intermediate school students so they can stay on track toward high school graduation and be better prepared for future success.
With the support of the Hawaii Department of Human Services (DHS) Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) funding, UPLINK provides required and optional student-interest activities that aim to proactively prevent students in grades 6, 7, and 8 from engaging in risky behaviors in the out-of-school hours.
The Hawaii Department of Education (HIDOE) has adopted the National Family, School and Community’s (NAFSCE) Definition of Family and Community Engagement.
The Community Children’s Councils serve children and families including those with disabilities and mental health needs through collaborative partnerships.
Through sustained relationships with business, industry, and community members and organizations, CEB facilitates the acceptance of donations, gifts, and collaborative opportunities at both school and state levels, and directs resources as necessary to meet critical needs within the Department.
The Department works with the Interstate Compact to smooth the experience for military families who enroll their children in Hawaii’s public schools.
Provide complex-wide family and community engagement opportunities designed to support the needs of all stakeholders.
A few key guidance documents are highlighted below to provide all potential donors with a better understanding of the Department’s compliance parameters.