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School board approves plan to boost pay for special ed, Hawaiian immersion teachers

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The Board of Education voted Thursday to give some licensed teachers a pay boost next year.
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                                Regina Pascua, above right, Board of Education administrative assistant, advised children from Ke Kula Kaiapuni o Puohala school in Kaneohe Thursday on giving their testimony before the board. Some of the students testified in Hawaiian.
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Regina Pascua, above right, Board of Education administrative assistant, advised children from Ke Kula Kaiapuni o Puohala school in Kaneohe Thursday on giving their testimony before the board. Some of the students testified in Hawaiian.

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                                <strong>“I would like to know and see where that impact would be so that I understand that if we do not get the money, we will be fully aware of what programs we will be affecting.”</strong>
                                <strong>Dwight Takeno</strong>
                                <em>He and Nolan Kawano are the two Board of Education members who only approved the Hawaiian immersion pay increase, not the other components</em>
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“I would like to know and see where that impact would be so that I understand that if we do not get the money, we will be fully aware of what programs we will be affecting.”

Dwight Takeno

He and Nolan Kawano are the two Board of Education members who only approved the Hawaiian immersion pay increase, not the other components

CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                A special meeting of the Board of Education was held Thursday to consider boosting pay for teachers in shortage fields such as special education. Christina Kishimoto, schools superintendent, left, and Board of Education Chairwoman Catherine Payne conducted the meeting.
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CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM

A special meeting of the Board of Education was held Thursday to consider boosting pay for teachers in shortage fields such as special education. Christina Kishimoto, schools superintendent, left, and Board of Education Chairwoman Catherine Payne conducted the meeting.

CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Regina Pascua, above right, Board of Education administrative assistant, advised children from Ke Kula Kaiapuni o Puohala school in Kaneohe Thursday on giving their testimony before the board. Some of the students testified in Hawaiian.
STAR-ADVERTISER / 2018
                                <strong>“I would like to know and see where that impact would be so that I understand that if we do not get the money, we will be fully aware of what programs we will be affecting.”</strong>
                                <strong>Dwight Takeno</strong>
                                <em>He and Nolan Kawano are the two Board of Education members who only approved the Hawaiian immersion pay increase, not the other components</em>
CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                A special meeting of the Board of Education was held Thursday to consider boosting pay for teachers in shortage fields such as special education. Christina Kishimoto, schools superintendent, left, and Board of Education Chairwoman Catherine Payne conducted the meeting.