Student Support

Special Education

What is Special Education?

Special Education is individualized instruction for students between the ages of 3 through grade 5 who are found to have a disability through an evaluation process. Students must undergo an evaluation process to determine whether they meet the eligibility criteria for one of the special education categories in the State of Hawaii.

  If a child is eligible for special education, an Individualized Education Program (IEP) will be   developed. 

    If you feel that your child may have a disability that requires special education, please call (808) 305-7000 or email Student Services Coordinator for assistance with the process.

    Please also consider referencing these addition materials:

Section 504

What is Section 504?

Section 504 is a federal civil rights law that protects persons with disabilities.  Students with disabilities are entitled to receive an education comparable to the education provided to students without disabilities. 

 All students who are eligible for special education are also eligible under Section 504, but the special education laws and procedures would apply as they are more detailed and provide more rights and services for the student and families.  If a student is not eligible for special education, but has a disability, he/she may be eligible under Section 504. 

 If a child is eligible under Section 504, a 504 Plan is developed that outlines the accommodations needed in the general education classroom to allow that child equal access to his/her educational program. 

 If you feel that your child has a disability and may be eligible under Section 504, please contact our Student Services Coordinator at (808)305-7000 or email Student Services Coordinator to request an evaluation.


The school's English Learner Program helps to assure equal access to educational opportunities for linguistically and culturally diverse students. The EL Program supports HIDOE's mission through supplementary instructional and acculturation activities. The program supports students' attainment of the Hawaii Content and Performance Standards (HCPS) / Common Core State Standards (CCSS) through the World Class Instructional Design and Assessment (WIDA) English Language Development (ELD) Standards.

Notice of Non-Discrimination

Equity Specialist for Schools in the Farrington-Kaiser-Kalani Complex

You may also contact this person for questions or concerns relating to non-discrimination and anti-harassment at your school:

Sarah Medway

Equity Specialist, Farrington Kaiser Kalani Complex 

Mailing Address

Honolulu District Office

4967 Kilauea Avenue

Honolulu, Hawaii 96816

Phone Number: 808-829-7182

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