January 21, 2021, 9:40 AM HST
Governor David Ige says cuts to the Department of Education budget will be reduced due to federal funds and more optimistic projections by the Council on Revenues.
Instead of a 10 percent cut to the DOE budget, he said target reductions for the DOE have been reset to 2.5 percent.
He released the following statement:
Under the previous proposal based on a 10 percent reduction, it was projected that more than 100 teachers in Maui County could have lost their jobs.