In furtherance of the requirements of the Reinventing Education Act of 2004, Act 51, Session Laws of Hawaii 2004, it is the policy of the Board of Education (Board) that all Department of Education (Department) employees at school, complex area, and state levels comply with and implement Board policies and Department rules, regulations, and procedures. All Department employees will be held accountable for failure to comply with or implement Board policies or Department rules, regulations, or procedures.

The Board believes that this policy will promote compliance with its policies and Department rules, regulations, and procedures, and reinforce accountability within the public school system to support the Board’s and Department’s goals for student learning.

Any employee who is found to have violated this policy or other policies, laws, rules, regulations, procedures, guidelines, or directives may be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including termination of employment from the Department in line with applicable Board and Department policies, regulations, rules, collective bargaining agreements, and other civil service laws, rules, and regulations.

Approved: 9/17/09