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            Keith Amemiya                                Nancy Budd                           Charlene Cuaresma            

Angelica Wai Sam Lao                    Kim Gennaula              Cheryl Ka’uhane Lupenui  

Wesley Lo                                          Jim Williams


Donald Horner, Chairperson

Brian De Lima, Vice Chairperson




Tuesday, November 15, 2011

12:30 p.m.


Queen Liliuokalani Building

1390 Miller Street, Room 404

Honolulu, Hawaii  96813




            12:30 p.m.                              Call to Order

            12:30 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.         * Executive Session on Personnel, Collective Bargaining and Legal Matters

a.   Update/Discussion on Hawaii State Teachers Association Contract and related Hawaii State Labor Board matters

b.   Update/Discussion on the United Public Workers Contract

c.   Discussion/action regarding State Librarian’s evaluation and contract renewal/extension

d.   Consultation with the Board's attorney on questions and issues pertaining to the Board's powers, duties, privileges, immunities, and liabilities in conjunction with the development of the Department of Education’s (Department) audit plan as related to discussion in the Audit Committee

            1:15 p.m.                                Reconvene General Business


I.             Approval of Minutes

II.            ** Public Testimony on Board of Education (Board) Agenda Items

III.           Reports/Announcements of Board Committees and Members

a.   Report of the Student Achievement Committee

i.     Implementation of the Department’s Strategic Plan

ii.    Community meetings

b.   Report of the Audit Committee

i.     Establishment of the Department’s internal audit charter

ii.    Department’s proposed audit plan and schedule

iii.   Update on policy audit task force

iv.   Update on State of Hawaii statute amendments

c.   Superintendent’s Report

d.   Hawaii State Student Council Report

e.   Update/Discussion on the Board’s Community Meetings

IV.          Presentation/Discussion on the WestEd Center for Prevention and Early Intervention report on the Department’s special education programs and processes

               WestEd Report

V.           Recommendations for Action:

a.   Discussion/Board action on the recommendation of the Hawaii State Public Library System’s legislative proposal for the 2012 Hawaii State Legislature  

      HSPLS Legislative Proposal for 2012 Hawaii State Legislature

b.   Discussion/Board action on the Department’s recommendation to convene a public hearing to receive public testimony on the Department’s proposal to designate Pearl City/Waipahu/Ewa/Kapolei, Oahu as a school impact district (area of anticipated growth which will create greater school needs)

      Recommendation memo - Leeward School Impact District            Attachments - School Impact District 

VI.          Adjournment 


* This portion of the meeting is a closed meeting under Section 92-4 and sections 92-5(2), (3), (4) and (8), Hawaii Revised Statutes.

** 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 two 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  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 business days before the meeting.






                                                                                                                                Donald Horner, Board Chairperson