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Kamehameha Schools was founded by the will of Bernice Pauahi Bishop, the great-granddaughter of Kamehameha the Great.

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Kamehameha Schools Strategic Plan 2015-2020

The Ten Actions are the top priorities identified for the fiscal year. They were created to mobilize the organization around a common set of priorities and provide organizational direction toward SP2020 goals.

Ten Actions for 2015–2016






1. Integrate as one KS school system

  • Complete a comprehensive, system-wide plan for all three campuses.
  • Focus on postsecondary educational success and world-class outcomes.

Goal One: Network of Native Hawaiian schools

2. Launch the network of Native Hawaiian schools

  • Reach basic agreements with participants on a framework for the network.

3. Unleash the regional structure

  • Embed regional approach in KS operations (e.g., programs/lands in-service).
  • Build out three regions (two existing, one new) with staff, plans, and targets.

Goal Two: Improved educational system

4. Formalize key statewide relationships

  • Reach basic agreements with UH and DOE on statewide relationship.
  • Initiate one pilot project with UH to advance shared outcomes.

5. Normalize ‘Ōlelo Hawai‘i throughout KS

  • Initiate Hawaiian language program for staff.
  • Coordinate ‘Ōlelo Hawai‘i program with ongoing educational initiatives on each campus.

Goal Three: Native Hawaiian identity

6. Adopt cultural principles

  • Finalize Hawaiian cultural principles for org-wide implementation.
  • Incorporate principles in operational plans (including education and lands).

7. Reorganize our leadership

  • Realign leadership at the group and divisional level.
  • Establish cross-functional leadership teams throughout the organization.

Goal Four: High-performing Native Hawaiian organization

8. Align and inspire our workforce

  • Initiate employee engagement program.
  • Build positive, inspired work environments through improved leadership and manager skills.

9. Adopt enterprise resource management system

  • Implement finance and impact models for planning, evaluation, data, and reporting.
  • Adopt portfolio approaches and reporting to educational spending and investments.

Goal Five: Impact-driven resource management

10. Build an advancement office

  • Develop advancement plan to align funding needs, feasibility, philanthropy in all forms, alumni engagement, role of Pauahi Foundation, and infrastructure.
  • Articulate advancement culture/mindset.