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Board of Education extends deadline for school superintendent candidates

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Lānaʻi Elementary School
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Hawaiʻi Department of Education
Lānaʻi Elementary School

The Hawaiʻi State Board of Education is extending the deadline for candidates to apply to be the next head of the public school system.

The board is looking to appoint a permanent Superintendent of Education and will accept applications through Tuesday, April 12 at 5 p.m.

The original deadline was April 1.

Hawaiʻi Board of Education Executive Director Alison Kunishige says numerous high-quality candidates have applied but the search committee wanted to make sure that everyone interested had enough time to submit their resumes.

Keith Hayashi has been serving as interim superintendent since Christina Kishimoto stepped down in July 2021.

Hayashi has indicated his interest in the permanent position.

The board’s plan is to begin interviewing candidates this month and make a choice by May.

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