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            Keith Amemiya                                  Nancy Budd                           Charlene Cuaresma            

Angelica Wai Sam Lao                        Kim Gennaula              Cheryl Ka’uhane Lupenui  

Wesley Lo                                          Jim Williams


Donald Horner, Chairperson

Brian De Lima, Vice Chairperson




Tuesday, March 20, 2012

1:30 p.m.


Queen Liliuokalani Building

1390 Miller Street, Room 404

Honolulu, Hawaii  96813




            1:30 p.m.                                Call to Order

            1:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.           * Executive Session on Personnel, Collective

                                                            Bargaining and Legal Matters

a.      State Librarian Evaluation – Goals and Objectives

b.      Update/Discussion on Hawaii State Teachers Association Contract and related Hawaii State Labor Board matters

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

            2:00 p.m.                                Reconvene General Business


I.            Approval of Minutes

II.          ** Public Testimony on Board of Education (Board) Agenda Items 

III.         Reports/Announcements of Board Committees and Members

             a.      Report of the Student Achievement Committee

                       i.      Department of Education Strategic Plan

                      ii.      Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium and the National Governors Association - next generation assessments based on Common Core State Standards

                      iii.      Student Achievement Committee Agenda Creation Process

                      iv.      Member Update on Student Achievement Committee agenda items

             b.      Superintendent’s Report  

             c.      Hawaii State Student Council (HSSC) Report

                      i.      Selection of Hawaii State Student Council Representative for School Year 2012-13

                     ii.      HSSC Board of Education Student Representative for School Year 2012-13 Selection Process

                    iii.      Student Leadership Conference, July 19 - 21, 2012

             d.      Update/Discussion on the Board Community Meetings

             e.      Update on 2012 Legislative Session and Board testimony to Legislature

IV.          Presentation/Discussion by National Governors Association on Charter Schools and on Hawaii’s 2012 Senate Bill 2115 SD 2, establishing a new chapter governing charter schools based on the recommendations of the charter school governance, accountability, and authority task force

V.                     Recommendations for Action:

a.      Discussion/Board action on Hawaii State Student Council's recommendation on amendment to Board Policy 2121 on the selection of the Board of Education Student Representative

          HSSC Recommendation Memo on BP 2121          

          HSSC Memo dated 03-07-2012                      HSSC Memo dated 03-12-2012

b.      Discussion/Board action to extend the deadline for completion of the investigative committee’s work on monthly operating and capital budget reports

VI.                    Referrals

a.      Discussion/Referral to Finance and Infrastructure Committee and Audit Committee of the State of Hawaii Auditor’s 2009 Procurement Audit of the Department of Education: Parts 1 & 2 

VII.                  Adjournment

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

** 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.

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.

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


                                                                                                Donald Horner, Board Chairperson