1. Who is the contact at HIDOE for HI-FIT?

    Auxiliary Services Director, Riki Fujitani is the HIDOE contact for HI-FIT. He can be reached at riki_fujitani@hawaiidoe.org.

  2. Who is HI-FIT for?

    HI-FIT has several audiences: (1) Schools, (2) HIDOE Facilities, (3) District Project Coordinators - DPCs, and (4) Government officials.

  3. How does HI-FIT help my school?

    The HI-FIT assessment is a neutral platform where data is collected and used to make informed decisions on funding, backlog of project maintenance, and future project development.

  4. How is HI-FIT different from the Jacob’s study?

    Unlike the Jacob’s Study, HI-FIT captures the indoor and outdoor conditions where the Jacob’s study captured the inventory and size of spaces. Jacob’s study data is becoming outdated since it was captured in 2017 and can be viewed on the Schools’ pages on the HI-FIT website

  5. How is HI-FIT different from a detailed inspection from an engineer or specialist?

    HI-FIT is an overview of campus conditions that reveal the relationships between various issues and themes throughout the campus; whereas a detailed inspection looks at its specific assignment or project by qualified professional(s).

  6. How is qualitative and quantitative HI-FIT data gathered?

    HI-FIT data is gathered by a small team of field technicians that survey every indoor and outdoor space type at a school campus. The team answers questions on a 1-4 (critical to good) integer rating system based on visible issues and safety. The HI-FIT team also interviews administration on previous/current issues, and these answers are also reflected in the 1-4 integer ratings.

  7. How is HI-FIT data calculated?

    Each HI-FIT question is converted into a weighted calculation that delivers the initial 1-4 rating into a final 1-10 (critical to good) score. To compare multiple sites at once, the HI-FIT scores are averaged across the selected sites and criteria.

  8. How are HI-FIT assessments scheduled?

    School administration can schedule a HI-FIT assessment on the HI-FIT website at https://hidoehifit.4dapt.com. A HI-FIT scheduler also will contact a school for a HI-FIT assessment if other schools in that complex have been assessed.

  9. How soon can my school receive a HI-FIT assessment?

    Currently, schools on O‘ahu, Maui, and Moloka‘i are scheduled via complex 2-3 weeks out. Schools on Hawai‘i, and Kaua‘i will begin soon. HI-FIT scores are not published until all schools in a complex are complete.

  10. How long does it take to get a school assessed by HI-FIT?

    Depending on the size of a school campus and number of HI-FIT team members on site, a HI-FIT assessment can take anywhere from a 1/2 day to 4 full days. HI-FIT teams can range in size from 1-6 people.

  11. What kind of safety protocols are the HI-FIT teams taking when visiting a campus?

    HI-FIT assessment team members have had their backgrounds checked, wear masks at all times, respectfully practices social distancing, and utilizes disinfectant spray with them to keep spaces clean.

  12. How many people will be on our campus during a HI-FIT assessment?

    Typically 1-6 people will be on campus for a HI-FIT assessment. If a group is larger than 6, approval is needed from school administration and once on campus, the larger team will break up into smaller groups.

  13. How soon will a school’s HI-FIT scorecard be uploaded on the website?

    Once an entire complex has been assessed by HI-FIT, scores will take around a month to be posted to the HI-FIT website. ASAs will be notified to contact schools that HI-FIT scorecards are available online.