The Board of Education ("Board") has a program that allows the public to listen to live audio broadcasts of its committee and full Board meetings. 

         Connection Information for the May 23, 2017 Meetings

Board of Education Meetings

12:55 PM | Hawaii Time 

Join WebEx meeting

Meeting number:            854 831 451

Meeting password:          hawaiiboe (all lowercase)

 

Join by phone

1-877-668-4493 Call-in toll-free number (US/Canada)

1-650-479-3208 Call-in toll number (US/Canada)

Access code:                  854 831 451

Toll-free calling restrictions 

There are three options for listening to the meeting:

1. Call in using a land line or cell phone;

2. Join the WebEx meeting on a computer (speakers required); or

3. Listening using the WebEx app on your cell phone.

Listeners have experienced the best audio quality by calling in using a land line or listening over a computer that is connected to the internet via a hard-wire (not wifi), but please free to use whatever method you find most convenient.

Generally, there are two to three meetings throughout the day. There is only one WebEx meeting set up, so you should be able to use the call and log in information to access any meeting while the meetings are in session. Agendas and meeting material can be accessed on the Board's website.

A meeting-specific number and access code will be generated for each meeting.  This information will be posted on the Board's website when the meeting agendas are posted (six days before the meeting date). 

Note that this program is only for listening to the meeting. It is not being used to accept testimony.

Answers to some frequently asked questions are below.  Please contact the Board office at boe_hawaii@notes.k12.hi.us if you have other questions.

Getting Started

How do I download the WebEx App on my mobile device?

How do I connect to the meeting on my computer?

How do I connect to the meeting on my phone?

 

Troubleshooting

Can I use the call-in and log-in information from a previous meeting to connect?

Can I speak to the Board members and meeting participants using this program?

What do I do if I cannot hear or experience technical difficulties during a meeting?

 

Getting Started

How do I download the WebEx App on my mobile device?

Visit one of the following sites to download the WebEx App:

      WebEx App for iPhone

      WebEx App for Android devices on Google Play

      WebEx App for BlackBerry

 

How do I connect to the meeting on my computer?

You will need to download and install a WebEx Add-On to join meetings.  The WebEx Meeting Center will be automatically set up when you join a meeting, but you can set the WebEx Meeting Center up in advance. 

After the webpage opens, click on the "set up" button to install Meeting Center now, or click on "cancel" to install the software later.

Join a test meeting to confirm that you're able to successfully join a meeting.

Once the software is installed, and you have link to connect to the meeting, click on the "Join WebEx meeting" link to join.  You will need to enter the 9-digit meeting number and meeting password to access the meeting.  You will not be able to access the meeting until the scheduled meeting start time.  Until that time, the "join" button will be greyed out.

 

How do I connect to the meeting on my phone (cellular or land line)?

Call either the toll-free or toll number below:

     1-877-668-4493 Call-in toll-free number (US/Canada)

     1-650-479-3208 Call-in toll number (US/Canada)

Once you connect, the prompt will ask for the 9-digit access code or meeting number.  Note:  the meeting code and access number are the same number.  Enter the 9-digit number then press #.

There are restrictions on toll-free calling.

 

Troubleshooting

Can I use the call-in and log-in information from a previous meeting to connect?

No, each meeting will have a specially generated 9-digit meeting number and access code.  If an old number is used you will not be able to access the current meeting.  Please use the current meeting information available on the Board of Education website.

 

Can I speak to the Board members and meeting participants using this program?

This program is only for listening to meetings live.  Please submit your written testimony to testimony_boe@notes.k12.hi.us (include "Testimony" in the subject line).

 

What do I do if I cannot hear or experience technical difficulties during a meeting?

 Send an email to boe_hawaii@notes.k12.hi.us if you are having any difficulties.  Staff will respond as soon as possible, but they also monitor the meeting on meeting days, so there may be some delay.