Garrett Toguchi, Chairperson

Randall Yee, First Vice Chairperson

Herbert Watanabe, Second Vice Chairperson

Janis Akuna                           Donald Horner                John Penebacker

       Eileen Clarke                   Kim Coco Iwamoto            Leona Rocha-Wilson

     Margaret Cox             Maralyn Kurshals              Pamela Young

                 Mark Dannog                       Carol Mon Lee         



 Thursday, February 17, 2011

3:30 p.m.

 Waiakea High School Cafeteria

155 W.Kawili Street

Hilo, Hawaii




I.        Call to Order 

II.       Board Recognition of Achievements

          Recognition of Target for Its Contributions to Public Education

III.      Approval of Minutes, Appointments, and Contracts

           A.       Minutes  

           B.        Personnel Appointments

           C.       Contracts                

IV.       Reports

           A.         Board Officers and Board Committee Chairpersons

           B.         Board Executive Director

           C.         Superintendent 

                       District Presentation:  "Purpose, Pride, Passion... A Commitment to Rigor"

           D.         State Librarian                      

                       Presentation: "Keeau Public and School Library Programs and Services"  

           E.         Charter School Review Panel

           F.         Military Representative

           G.         Hawaii State Student Council

           H.         Other Boards, Commissions, Councils

           I.          Board Members’ Concerns

V.           *Executive Session on Personnel, Collective Bargaining, and Legal Matters

           Discussion/Action on Collective Bargaining and Personnel Matters Related to the   Department of Education and the Hawaii State Public Library System

           Consultation With the Attorney General on Legal Matters

 Recess until 7:00 p.m. 

 VI.           **Requests and Petitions from the Public, Including Input on Board Action Items        

 VII.          Recommendations for Action

             A.        Discussion/Action on Proposed Amendments to Board Policy 1200-1.17, “Program Evaluations” (Committee on Budget & Fiscal Accountability)            

             B.         Discussion/Action on Proposed Amendments to Board Policy 1110-7, “Safe Workplace Policy” (Committee on Administrative Services)            

            C.         Discussion/Action on Board Positions on Legislation Related to the Board of Education, Department of Education, Hawaii State Public Library System, and/or Charter School Review Panel/Charter School Administrative Office/Charter Schools (Committee on Legislation, Public Charter Schools & Public Libraries)

VIII.           Adjournment


* This portion of the meeting is a closed meeting pursuant to Sections 92-4 and 92-5, Hawaii Revised Statutes.


** All contents of public testimonies and petitions will be included in the minutes as public record.

In an effort to reduce costs and increase public access to meeting materials, the Board of Education (BOE) will no longer be providing copies of materials for distribution.  Instead, at each meeting there will be two (2) folders of materials for public review and, effective immediately, materials can be viewed online at  For those unable to print, the BOE Office will make copies of such materials at a cost of $0.25 per sheet.

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                                                                                                         Garrett Toguchi, Board Chairperson