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            Nancy Budd               Charlene Cuaresma             Angelica Wai Sam Lao

Jim Williams


Cheryl Ka‘uhane Lupenui, Committee Chairperson

Keith Amemiya, Committee Vice Chairperson



Tuesday, December 6, 2011

10:30 a.m.


Queen Liliuokalani Building

1390 Miller Street, Room 404

Honolulu, Hawaii  96813




I.         Call to Order

II.         Approval of Minutes

III.        * Public Testimony on Committee Agenda Items 

IV.       Reports/Announcements of Committees and Members

A.     Status report and discussion on implementation of the Department of Education (Department) Strategic Plan

B.     Report/Discussion on the Board of Education retreat held on December 3, 2011

1.    Department’s Strategic Plan

2.    Department Offices’ Goals and Role of Complex Area Superintendents

3.    Race to the Top grant for education reforms to State of Hawaii from U.S. Department of Education

4.    United States Department of Education Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) Flexibility initiative for waivers of specific No Child Left Behind Act requirements planning

5.    Common Core State Standards (expectations for student knowledge and skills) 

C.     Review/Discussion on the Student Achievement Committee’s work in 2011  

V.        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 two minutes, or an amount of time otherwise designated by the Chairperson, to provide testimony to the Board.

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                                                                                    Cheryl Ka`uhane Lupenui, Committee Chairperson