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  STATE OF HAWAII

BOARD OF EDUCATION

GENERAL BUSINESS MEETING

 

MEMBERS:

 

            Keith Amemiya                                                                     Nancy Budd                  

Cheryl Ka’uhane Lupenui                   Grant Chun                                 Jim Williams

          Patricia Halagao                         Danson Honda                     Amy Asselbaye

 

Donald Horner, Chairperson

Brian De Lima, Vice Chairperson

 

 

NOTICE OF MEETING

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

1:30 p.m.

 

Queen Liliuokalani Building

1390 Miller Street, Room 404

Honolulu, Hawaii  96813

 

AGENDA

           

I.              Call to Order 

II.            *Public testimony on Board of Education (“Board”) agenda items 

III.           Approval of Minutes  

IV.          Reports/Announcements of Board Committees and Members 

A.   Human Resources Committee Report on:  (1) Committee recommendations concerning policies in the Board’s proposed 200 policy series (staff success, high performing employees, school leadership, highly effective teaching, hiring and retention of employees, and systems of support)

B.   Finance and Infrastructure Committee Report on: (1) Department of Education Fiscal Reports as of December 31, 2014; (2) Department of Education Biennium Operating and Capital Improvement Project (“CIP”) Budget; (3) Committee of Weights (“COW”) timeline and committee composition of COW IX; (4) proposed student lunch price increase effective School Year 2015-16; (5) on removal of restrictions on Department of Education budget

C.   Update/Discussion on 2015 Legislative Session

D.   Superintendent’s Report

V.           *Public testimony on Board agenda items     

VI.           Action Items 

A.   Discussion/Board Action on Human Resources Committee recommendations concerning policies in the Board’s proposed 200 policy series (staff success, high performing employees, school leadership, highly effective teaching, hiring and retention of employees, and systems of support)

B.   Discussion/Board Action on Finance and Infrastructure Committee recommendations concerning policies in the Board’s proposed 300 policy series (support, facilities, technology, transportation, business, financial and organizational, communications and safety)

C.   Discussion/Board Action on the School Community Council (“SCC”) requests for exceptions to collective bargaining agreements and waivers of Board policy for School Year 2015-2016

SSC Waiver Requests, Submission Round 1B

Waimanalo Elementary and Intermediate School's Waiver Request

Anuenue School's Waiver Request

Waianae Intermediate School's Waiver Request

D. Discussion/Board Action on Committee of Weights (“COW”) timeline and committee composition for COW IX

E. Discussion/Board Action on proposed student lunch price increase effective School Year 2015-16

F.  Discussion/Board Action on removal of restrictions on Department of Education budget  

VII.         Executive Session

This portion of the meeting is a closed meeting under Section 92‑4 and sections 92‑5(2), (3) and (4), Hawaii Revised Statutes. 

A.   Discussion/Board Action on the State Librarian appointment

B.   Update/Discussion on Hawaii State Teachers Association contract, the Hawaii Government Employees Association contracts, and related Hawaii State Labor Board matters

C.   Discussion/Board Action on Hawaii State Labor Board Decision No. 480, In re HGEA v. Abercrombie

D.   Consultation with the Deputy Attorney General on Board powers, duties, privileges, immunities and liabilities

VIII.           Adjournment

 

*Any interested person may submit data, views, or arguments in writing to the Board on any agenda item.  An individual or representative wishing to testify should register prior to the meeting.  Testimony must be related to an item that is on the agenda and such person shall be required to identify the agenda item to be addressed by the testimony. Each individual or representative of an organization is allotted four (4) minutes, or an amount of time otherwise designated by the Chairperson, to provide testimony to the Board.

In an effort to reduce costs and increase public access to meeting materials, the Board of Education (“BOE”) will no longer be providing copies of materials for distribution.  Instead, at each meeting there will be two (2) folders of materials for public review and, effective immediately, materials can be viewed online at www.hawaiiboe.net.  For those unable to print, the BOE Office will make copies of such materials at a cost of $0.25 per sheet.

Persons requiring special assistance or services, such as a sign language interpreter, should call 586-3334 at least three (3) business days before the meeting.

Chairperson Office Hour:  The Board Chairperson is available to meet with interested members of the public on matters related to the BOE and public education on the day of the meeting noted above from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the BOE Office (1390 Miller Street, Room 404, Honolulu, Hawaii 96813), by appointment only.  If you would like to meet with the Board Chairperson, please call the BOE office at (808) 586-3334, no later than the day prior to the meeting date, for an appointment.  If this is not possible, please feel free to email your questions and comments directly to the Board Chairperson at BOE_Hawaii@notes.k12.hi.us.  Thank you.

 

 

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                                                                                    Donald Horner, Board Chairperson