The modified start follows a strong union-led push to provide more time for more teacher training and preparation.
Kili Namauu’s confirmation to a second term was not automatic, stalling when the Legislature was last back in session in May.
But the Board of Education scored the school chief poorly in areas like operations, resource and personnel management.
Information on bad teachers, including details of misconduct and current status, is hard to get in Hawaii, despite a state law requiring its release.
Concerns were raised after the board voted in executive session to reward the state superintendent with an additional contract year.
The state was told in January its administrative law does not comply with federal anti-discrimination regulations.
Despite “mixed” reviews of their performance last year, the charters deserve more taxpayer money, the board says.
Christina Kishimoto plans on visiting all the islands in her first six months to talk with educators and students.