KEAC Education-to-Careers Needs

Assessment Survey – Looking At the Results – By MaryAnne Long

In the spring of 2000, the Ko`olauloa Educational Alliance Corporation (KEAC) surveyed Kahuku School Complex teachers and other personnel, parents, students, and the business community regarding their perspectives on how well the schools are doing in preparing students to eventually enter the work world.  The survey information is being analyzed to help KEAC develop a strategic plan.

Statistical results give a measure of how our schools are doing.  There was no overwhelming agreement that Kahuku Complex schools are doing a better than average job of preparing our students for either immediate careers or further education.

But, the anecdotal comments made by teachers, administrators, counselors, and parents help to pinpoint where the strengths and weaknesses are.  Respondents made these comments regarding the most important thing a school does:

  • Expose students to wide variety of experiences, cultures, ideas to create a well-rounded individual.
  • Encourage students to solve problems, think critically, analyze. Learn how to learn.
  • Help students master basic skills.
  • Help students grow as social beings and make them aware of their responsibilities to society.
  • Provide a safe, nurturing leaning environment.

In response to a question regarding their one wish for schools, these central themes emerged in the replies:

  • Smaller class sizes.
  • More resources.
  • Better facilities.
  • Upgraded technology.
  • More parental and community involvement.
  • Need for cooperative spirit among school personnel.
  • Relevant learning.
  • More stress on vocational education.
  • That everyone value education.

The Kahuku Complex 21st Century Community Learning Center (CCLC) grant proposal was approved and will be funded up to $1.4 million for 2015-2020.

The principals at Kahuku High-Intermediate, Kahuku Elementary, Hauʻula Elementary and Kaʻaʻawa Elementary are excited about having the resources to support student learning during non-school hours. Mahalo to KEAC for partnering with the Castle Complex grant writers and being the “Advisory Council” for this grant. Mahalo to Anne Workman (KEAC Chairperson) for her valuable input which helped to make the RFP a viable grant proposal.



Link
to grant proposal.

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One Response to KEAC Education-to-Careers Needs

  1. Helene Tom says:

    Aloha KEAC,
    May I please ask if Susan Young and I could have all copies of the KEAC Minutes for SY 2016-17. We will encounter a State Monitoring in May and will need your valuable minutes from Aug. 2016-present to display as evidence of our Advisory Council partnership with KEAC and the Kahuku 21st Century Grant.

    If you can send them in Google.docs with a link, that would be awesome. If not, you may need to send me several emails through my lotus notes: helene_tom@notes.k12.hi.us

    Please let me know if this is a problem. You can call me at 542-3327.
    Huge thanks for placing the RFP on the website and of the neat picture!
    Mahalo all,
    Helene Tom

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