The Department of Education has historically opposed legislation, saying its own policies will be sufficient. But the lawsuits keep coming.
UPDATED: The Board of Education approved the department’s proposal to make bullying a Class A offense — among several revisions to its student misconduct code.
The proposed raises would be at slightly lower percentages than DOE employees represented by unions.
The July agreement pertains to a claim that school officials failed to address anti-gay slurs directed at two Big Island students.
The Legislature will be asked to replace money from an expiring federal grant that helped establish 18 pre-K charter classrooms.
The state was told in January its administrative law does not comply with federal anti-discrimination regulations.
The state received a $600,000 grant to help recruit current and former service members for new careers in island classrooms.
The suit asks for a court-appointed special master to oversee the anti-harassment program in the Hawaii Department of Education.