I ali'i no ke ali'i i ke kanaka

A chief is a chief because of the people who serve him

Papa Kū Māna

Hālau Kū Māna Board of Directors

Papa Kū Māna is the local school board. Its responsibility is to set the policy of the school and hire an Executive Director. The members are chosen from the community, educational professions, haumana (students),  makua (parents), faculty and staff. Members are selected on an annual basis before the start of each academic year. Papa Kū Māna performs the duties outlined in the Governance Section of the Detailed Implementation Plan (DIP).

To contact any member of the Governing Board, please call (808)945-1600 or email directors@halaukumana.org

 Last Name  First Name  Position Term


 Keoni Chair  2yrs
 Freitas  Anela Treasurer  3yrs
 Chan  Keola  Member  3yrs
Shibata Mike Member 3yrs
Nesmith  Keao  Member  3yrs
 Noa  Kanakolu  Member  3yrs
 Winchester  Imai  Member 3yrs


La ʻOhana #2


01sep10:00 am3:00 pmʻOnipaʻa 2019

02sepAll DayLabor Day - School ClosedFederal Holiday

03sep1:00 am1:00 amPICTURE DAY!

05sep5:30 pm8:00 pmʻAha Makua MeetingSPECIAL LOCATION - SPECIAL GUEST

10sep5:00 pmAla Wai Watershed Project Community Stakeholdersʻ MeetingMake sure your voice is heard!


07octAll Day11Fall BreakSchool Break

21oct(oct 21)8:30 am23(oct 23)1:00 pmParent-Teacher Conference Days

25oct5:00 pm11:00 pmHālauʻween 2019!Did somebody say "Haunted House?"!!!!

Papa Kū Māna


I maika‘i ke kalo i ka ‘ōhā.
"The goodness of the taro is judged by the young plant it produces."

The keiki who are fortunate enough to attend Hālau Kū Māna and graduate become part of something much greater than themselves. We are proud of the small part we play in creating agents of change for Hawai'iʻs future, and custodians of mai nā kūpuna mai.

We canʻt do this alone. Charter schools start the year with a fraction of the per-student funding that a traditional DOE institution does. There are a number of ways we compensate for this shortfall, but the single most important source of funding is you.

Click here to read Po'o Kumuʻs letter on this topic. More than ever we need the help of parents, neighbors, partners, and those who believe in this model.

You can donate using the button below or by viewing Poʻo Kumuʻs message.

Upcoming Events

september, 2019

28sep8:30 am11:30 amLa ʻOhana #2Mandatory School Day