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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, March 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 Meeting Minutes of March 3, 2015

 IV.            Reports of Board Committees, Board Members, and Superintendent 

A.    Human Resources Committee Report on: 

(1)       Committee Action on Committee recommendations concerning the following policies in the Board’s proposed 200 policy series:

E-202    Highly Effective School Administration (Strong, Visible School Leadership)

E-204    Hiring, Training and Retention of Employees

1110-4 Collective Bargaining

201.1    Employee Code of Ethics

201.2    Accountability of Employees

201.3    Employee, Contractor, and Volunteer Ethics and Conflict of Interest

202.4    Principal Performance Evaluation

203.2    Developmentally-Appropriate Teaching Strategies

203.3    Guidance Regarding Student Rights and Disciplinary Practices

203.4    Teacher Performance Evaluation

204.8    Department of Education Employee Dress Code;

(2)       Committee Action on reconsideration of Committee recommendation of Board approval of new Board Policy 204.12, Non-Educator Preparation Programs; and

(3)       Committee Action on Department of Education’s request for Board authorization to commence a reduction in force of classified employees pursuant to collective bargaining agreement provisions.

B.    Finance and Infrastructure Committee Report on:

(1)       Committee Action on Committee recommendations concerning the following policies in the Board’s proposed 300 policy series:

304.2    Family and Community Engagement

301.3    Use of School Buildings, Facilities, and Grounds

304.1    E Komo Mai;

(2)       Committee Action on reconsideration of Committee recommendation of Board approval of Board Policy 305.4, Use of Force;

(3)       Committee Action on removal of restrictions on Department of Education budget; and

(4)       Committee Action on proposed student lunch price increase effective School Year 2015-2016.

V.                Superintendent’s Report

i.       Update on 2015 Legislative Session

VI.            *Public Testimony on Board Agenda Items     

VII.           Action Items 

A.       Board Action on resolution recognizing the employees of the Department of Education and the support of stakeholders on the positive results of the Elementary and Secondary Education Action (“ESEA”) Flexibility Monitoring Report 

B.      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 for the following schools:

Ke Kula O Ehunuikaimalino

Waiakea High School

Stevenson Middle School

Hilo High School

C.    Board Action on Finance and Infrastructure Committee recommendation concerning removal of restrictions on Department of Education budget 

D.    Board Action on authorization of Department of Education to negotiate and execute the renewal and revision of ESEA Flexibility from No Child Left Behind (“NCLB”)

E.    Board Action on Human Resources Committee recommendation regarding Department of Education’s request for Board authorization to commence a reduction in force of classified employees pursuant to collective bargaining agreement provisions 

VIII.    Executive Session

This portion of the meeting is a closed meeting under Section 92‑4 and Section 92‑5(a)(2), (4), and (8), Hawaii Revised Statutes.   

A.    Board Action on Human Resources Committee recommendation regarding Department of Education’s request for Board authorization to commence a reduction in force of classified employees pursuant to collective bargaining agreement provisions

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

IX.                 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