Civil Rights Compliance Office (CRCO) Info

Our Mission: Respect Diversity

The CRCO is committed to the Hawaii State Department of Education's (HIDOE) overall compliance with Federal, State, DOE Administrative Rules, and Policy, which strictly prohibit any form of discrimination, including harassment and/or retaliation based upon a protected class, as it relates to students, employees, and members of the public who access our services, programs, and activities.  

Protected classes include: race; sex, including gender identity or expression; age; religion; color; ancestry; sexual orientation; citizenship; national origin; military/veteran status; disability; marital/civil union status; arrest and court record; genetic information; credit history; domestic or sexual violence victim status. The CRCO oversees HIDOE’s compliance with Federal laws that include, but are not limited to: Title IX of the Educational Amendment of 1972, also known as the Patsy T. Mink Equal Opportunity in Education Act; Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and as amended in 1991; Equal Educational Opportunity Act of 1974; the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and as amended in 2008; and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, to name a few.

The CRCO also coordinates and responds on behalf of the department to complaints that have been filed by individual employees and/or parents with the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC); the Hawaii Civil Rights Commission (HCRC); and the United States Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights (OCR). When required the CRCO follows up with corrective action plans and compliance requirements with OCR, EEOC, HCRC, the United States Department of Justice; the Office of the State Director for Career and Technical Education; and coordinates data request and other compliance requirements with the State Office of Language Access​.

The CRCO also conducts internal investigations of complaints arising from alleged protected class discrimination, harassment, or bullying from employees, students or parents of our public schools, statewide, in matters pertaining to Board of Education Policies 305.1 and 900.1. (See Important policies and forms below.)

The CRCO coordinates requests for reasonable accommodations under the Superintendent’s Directive for employees, statewide. ​

The CRCO conducts Chapter 19 Administrative Appeal Hearings and related activities as the Superintendent’s designee.


Equity Specialist for Schools in the Aiea-Moanalua-Radford Complex

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


Equity Specialist (Aiea-Moanalua-Radford Complex)

HIDOE Civil Rights Compliance Office

Mailing Address:      

C/O Aiea High School


98-1276 Ulune St.

Honolulu, HI 96701

Phone Number: (808) 797-7685

Email Address[email protected]