The Hawaii Board of Education voted to extend the School Superintendent Christina Kishimoto's contract by a year.

Her original contract, signed in August of 2017 was for three years. Her extension keeps her on the job until 2021.

The Board says it's pleased with Kishimoto's performance so far.  In a mid-year assessment it listed her overall rating as "Effective", the best score possible is "Highly Effective".
 The top priorities leading public schools in Hawaii, remain recruitment and retention of qualified teachers, and closing achievement gaps for special needs students.

"The work of continuing to raise the achievement for all of Hawaii's children, also the work around showing equity and excellence and innovation in the school system takes commitment long term.  So, I'm very excited about this contract extension and really am committed to the State of Hawaii." explained Kishimoto. 

This is the first time the board's extended a superintendent's contract short term.  Kishimoto's next evaluation is at the end of the school year.