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Angelica Wai Sam Lao        Nancy Budd      Brian De Lima            Kimberly Gennaula


Wesley Lo, Committee Chairperson

Don Horner, Committee Vice Chairperson



Tuesday, April 3, 2012

11:30 a.m.


Queen Liliuokalani Building

1390 Miller Street, Room 404

Honolulu, Hawaii  96813




   I.                  Call to Order


 II.                  *Public Testimony on Committee Agenda Items


III.                  Approval of Minutes


IV.                  Discussion/Committee action on the Department of Education's (Department) recommendation for providing student transportation services in FY 2012-13

                    Memo - Student Transportation Deficit              Attachment             School Bus Data

V.                  Discussion/Committee action on proposed amendments to Chapter 8-27, Hawaii Administrative Rules ("Transportation of Students")


VI.                  Discussion/Update on Department’s strategic approach to building 21st Century Schools in Hawaii


VII.                  Discussion/Referral to the Department of the proposed 2011-12 Secondary Student Conference (conference for Hawaii’s secondary school students to identify, discuss and arrive at recommended solutions to major youth problems, with emphasis on school problems that require the attention and joint action by the students, the Department of Education and the Hawaii State Legislature) resolution No. 47 recommending supplying locally grown produce in school cafeterias


VIII.                  Discussion/Referral to the Department of the proposed 2011-12 Secondary Student Conference resolution No. 50 recommending increasing accessibility of textbooks in public schools throughout the State of Hawaii to provide students with reference materials to facilitate independent learning

IX.                  Discussion/Referral to the Department of the proposed 2011-12 Secondary Student Conference resolution No. 54 recommending rescheduling of campus yard work, such as lawn mowing and tree trimming to non-instructional school hours


X.                  Adjournment


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                                                                                                Wesley Lo, Committee Chairperson