No Resolution to School Furloughs Without the Agreement of the Governor, Board of Education and Department of Education as the Employer Group and the Hawai

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‘The following statement by Linda Smith, senior policy advisor, is in response to a news release issued Friday by Save Our Schools that contains misleading and inaccurate information.’

The statement by Save Our Schools that ‘All that is required now is for the governor to approve (an emergency appropriation),’ is not true.

While the Legislature may be exploring various funding mechanisms to address the furlough situation, at this point, no funds have been appropriated by the Legislature, therefore the Governor cannot approve or release any funds.

At the same time, there can be no resolution to the furloughs without the agreement of the Governor, Board of Education and Department of Education as the employer group and the Hawai

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