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Amy Asselbaye       Grant Chun       Margaret Cox    

 Patricia Halagao     Don Horner     Hubert Minn     Jim Williams

 Brennan Lee (student representative)   Colonel Peter Santa Ana (military representative)

 Lance Mizumoto, Chairperson

Brian De Lima, Vice Chairperson



Tuesday, January 19, 2016

1:30 p.m.

Queen Liliuokalani Building

1390 Miller Street, Room 404

Honolulu, Hawaii  96813




I.              Call to Order

II.             *Public Testimony on Board of Education (“Board”) Agenda Items **updated (1/20/2016)**

III.            Approval of Meeting Minutes of December 1, 2015

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

      A.       Human Resource Committee Report on:  (1) Report on 2015-2016 Office of Human Resources Delivery Plan:  Office of Human Resources goals (1) improve the quantity and quality of job applicants, (2) train, retain and recognize high performing employees, and (3) restructure capacity and delivery of Office of Human Resources services; (2) Update on Committee request for information relating to Department of Education investigations (Department Directed Leave (“DDL”) and Leaves Pending Investigation (“LPI”)); (3) Update on Department of Education investigations (DDL and LPI):  details regarding pending cases of Department of Education employees on DDL or LPI; (4) Update on status of “Return to SPED” bonuses for retired special education teachers and general education teachers returning to special education; (5) Report on and evaluation of results of 2010 staffing allocation for special education positions and resources

      B.      Finance and Infrastructure Committee Report on:  (1) Update on the Department of Education’s heat abatement program:  progress since November 17, 2015; (2) Update on the Department of Education’s supplemental operating budget and capital improvement program request for Fiscal Year 2016-2017:  Executive Branch decisions; (3) Update on status of, process, and timeline for Committee review of Board policies presently assigned to the Committee

        C.      Superintendent’s Report:  January 2016 Education Update and Department of Education (“Department”) briefing of the Hawaii State Legislature’s House Committee on Finance and Senate Committee on Ways and Means

        D.      Report on the 2015 Charter School Listening Tour **updated** (03/08/16)

V.             Discussion Items

        A.       Community Stakeholder Presentation:  Hope Street Group’s Hawaii State Teachers Fellows Program

        B.       Presentation on Hawaii State Public Library System’s first quarterly report through December 2015

        C.       Presentation on Every Student Succeeds Act (“ESSA”), which reauthorizes the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (“ESEA”) and replaces No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (“NCLB”) **new**

        D.       Update on School Safety and Wellness Survey data

VI.            *Public Testimony on Board Agenda Items   

VII.           Action Items

        A.       Board Action on designation of Board members to an investigative committee (a permitted interaction group pursuant to Hawaii Revised Statutes Section 92-2.5(b)(1)), concerning Board responsibilities under Hawaii Revised Statutes Section 302D-11, Oversight of public charter school authorizers and review of proposed charter school legislation **updated**

        B.      Board Action on development of administrative rules for multiple charter school authorizers

        C.      Board Action on Board general business meeting schedule for 2016 calendar year and discussion concerning community meetings

        D.      Board Action on 2016 legislative agenda and process

        E.       Board Action on proposed legislation to amend the statutory salary cap for the state librarian, as provided for in Section 312-2.1, Hawaii Revised Statutes

        F.       Board Action on plan and timeline for update of the 2011-2018 Joint Department of Education and Board of Education Strategic Plan **updated (1/20/2016)**

VIII.         Executive Session

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

       A.       Board Action on Human Resources Committee recommendation concerning appointment of complex area superintendent for Baldwin-Kekaulike-Maui complex area

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.

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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  Thank you.


                                                                                                          Lance Mizumoto, Board Chairperson