ORAL & WRITTEN TESTIMONY DURING VIRTUAL MEETINGS
The Board of Education ("Board") will be accepting remote oral testimony at its October 15, 2020 General Business Meeting. If you would like to provide oral testimony, please sign-up using the form, which can be found here. The sign up form will close fifteen minutes prior to the start of the Board's meeting. You will need to sign up before this time if you would like to orally testify. Testimony over the phone will not be accepted at this time. For more detailed instructions and information on how to testify orally, please click here.
The first item on the Board of Education's ("Board") August 20, 2020 General Business Meeting agenda is an executive session that will be closed to the public. No audio or visuals will be broadcast while the Board is in executive session. Please do not leave the WebEx session. Once the Board exits executive session, any audio and visuals will resume. The Board is going to try and exit executive session no later than 2:15 p.m. and will take public testimony after exiting executive session. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
Written testimony is strongly encouraged as the primary means of submitting testimony and may be submitted on any agenda item up to 24 hours prior to the start of the meeting by emailing it to Testimony.BOE@boe.hawaii.gov. Emails submitted to any other email address will not be processed as testimony. The Board highly recommends that you submit written testimony in addition to your oral testimony. If you experience technical difficulties while trying to provide oral testimony, written testimony ensures your comments get to the Board. For instructions regarding how to submit written testimony, please click here.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER, 15, 2020 GENERAL BUSINESS MEETING (VIRTUAL)
Due to current circumstances because of COVID-19, the Board of Education ("Board") will be holding a virtual general business meeting on Thursday, October 15, 2020 at 1:30 p.m. Please click here to view the agenda and meeting material. Members of the public can listen to the meeting online or by phone. There is no physical location for the meeting. Please click here to view the Governor's Thirteenth Supplementary Proclamation, issued September 22, 2020, which suspends provisions of Sunshine Law due to COVID-19.
The Board encourages members of the public to submit written and/or oral testimony. Please submit written testimony to Testimony.BOE@boe.hawaii.gov. Emails submitted to any other email address will not be processed as testimony. To sign-up to testify orally, please click here. For further instructions regarding how to submit written and/or oral testimony, please click here.
Please find the WebEx link to register to join the meeting here.
The meeting number is: 126 695 3864
The meeting password is: joinmeeting
To join by phone, call 1-844-992-4726 (Call-in toll-free number (US))
The meeting access code is: 126 695 3864
The attendee id number is: # (pound key)
For more detailed instructions on how to access the live broadcast, including a step-by-step PDF, please click.
Persons requiring an auxiliary aid/service or other accommodation due to a disability should contact the Board Office at BOE.Hawaii@boe.hawaii.gov or at (808) 586-3334 as soon as possible. Requests made as early as possible will allow additional time to fulfill your request. We will try to obtain the recommendation, but we cannot guarantee that the request will be fulfilled.
For questions, comments, or concerns, please contact the Board Office at BOE.Hawaii@boe.hawaii.gov or at (808) 586-3334.
BOARD ADOPTS SCHOOL REOPENING RESOLUTION
On June 18, 2020, the Board of Education ("Board") approved a resolution "Directing the Department of Education to prepare for the reopening of schools for the 2020-2021 school year amid the global COVID-19 pandemic; urging school communities to give hope, act with kindness, and work toward togetherness; and authorizing Board Members to represent the Board of Education in mid-term bargaining of collective bargaining agreements." The resolution provides guidance concerning what the Board expects to see regarding the reopening of schools for the 2020-2021 school year. The resolution is available here.
The Board offers temporary audio and video recordings of its most recent general business and committee meetings until meeting minutes are approved and available. Note that the video recording is of the presentation monitor, not the meeting itself. Click on any of the links below to stream that meeting's recording. If it is your first time streaming a recording, you will be prompted to download WebEx's Network Recording Player. If you are prompted for a password, enter "HawaiiBOE2020".
Unfortunately, streaming recordings on smartphones and some other mobile devices is not available at this time. (September 7, 2018)
GOOGLE MEETING CALENDAR
The Board offers a service where the public can access information regarding Board of Education meetings via Google calendar. Users calendars will automatically update with committee meetings and agendas when they are posted. To access instructions on how to add Board meetings to your Google calendar, please follow these instructions. These instructions are also available at the top of the agenda page. (September 13, 2017)