BY GARRETT TOGUCHIOn behalf of the Board, I welcome Don Horner and look forward to working with him to continue improving educational opportunities for Hawaii’s public school students.

Mr. Horner joins the Board during a critical period of severe budget challenges, including potential school closures, labor contract negotiations, extending the school year and school days, and challenging the department to raise the achievement level of all of our students.

Mr. Horner has been actively involved in supporting education through the First Hawaiian Bank Foundation and various other initiatives. His value of education along with his strong financial and managerial expertise will undoubtedly be invaluable assets to the Board and our schools.

Hawaii State Board of Education Chairman Garrett Toguchi issued this statement after Gov. Abercrombie’s appointment of Don Horner

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