Keith Amemiya                                                                     Nancy Budd                  

                                                                                                                                                                                          Cheryl Ka’uhane Lupenui                   Grant Chun                                 Jim Williams

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Patricia Halagao                         Danson Honda                     Amy Asselbaye


Donald Horner, Chairperson

Brian De Lima, Vice Chairperson




Tuesday, January 20, 2015

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


III.                Approval of Minutes


IV.               Reports/Announcements of Board Committees and Members


a.      Student Achievement Committee Report on:  (1) linguistic diversity and English Language Learner (ELL)/Multilingual student achievement in the Hawaii Department of Education with a presentation by Dr. Ofelia Garcia on "Multilingualism in Education: Reimaginings" and (2) the November 18, 2014 General Business Meeting referral of the Policy Audit Permitted Interaction Group findings


b.      Human Resource Committee Report on the November 18, 2014 General Business Meeting referral of the Policy Audit Permitted Interaction Group findings


c.      Finance and Infrastructure Committee Report on:  (1) Department of Education's Biennium Budget, (2) Department of Education’s sustainability/energy efficiency master plan, "Ka Hei” and (3) the November 18, 2014 General Business Meeting referral of the Policy Audit Permitted Interaction Group findings


d.      Superintendent’s Report



V.                 *Public Testimony on Board Agenda Items    


VI.                   Discussion Items


a.      Update/discussion on the Department of Education's Leadership Development

 Presentation    Summary

b.      Update on State Librarian search process


VII.              Action Items


a.      Discussion/Board action on the Hawaii State Public Library System’s legislative proposals for the 2015 Legislature

       Recommendation Memo

b.      Discussion/Board action on the School Community Council (SCC) Requests for Exceptions to the Collective Bargaining Agreement & Waivers of Board Policy for School Year 2015-16


c.      Discussion/Board action on the Human Resource Committee recommendations on the November 18, 2014 General Business Meeting referral of the Policy Audit Permitted Interaction Group findings

       HR Committee Policy recommendations

d.      Discussion/Board action on proposed Board By-law amendments

       Proposed amendments

e.      Discussion/Board action of the composition of the Board's standing committees (Audit Committee, Human Resource Committee, Student Achievement Committee, and Finance & Infrastructure Committee)

       Proposed Assignments

VIII.           Executive Session


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


a.      Discussion/Board action on the State Librarian appointment

b.      Discussion/Board action on the weighting and objectives for the 2014-2015 evaluation of the Superintendent

c.      Update/Discussion on Hawaii State Teachers Association contract, the Hawaii Government Employees Association contract, and related Hawaii State Labor Board matters

d.      Consultation with the Deputy Attorney General on Board powers, duties, privileges, immunities and liabilities


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


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Persons requiring special assistance or services, such as a sign language interpreter, should call 586-3334 at least three business days before the meeting.


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.