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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, April 3, 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. – 2:15 p.m.           * Executive Session on Personnel, Collective

                                                            Bargaining and Legal Matters

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

b.      Discussion/Board action on Personnel Matters

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

            2:15 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 Human Resource Committee

                                                       i.      Board's review process of the Department’s update of the 2011-18 Strategic Plan

                                                     ii.      Proposed Board Policy 5100 on Performance Based Probationary Credit

                                                   iii.      Proposed Board Policy 5200 on Pay for Performance

                                                   iv.      Proposed Board Policy 2055 on Teacher and Principal Performance Evaluation

                                                     v.      Special Education (SPED) Staffing Allocation

                                                   vi.      Proposed 2011-12 Secondary Student Conference resolution No. 41 recommending all incoming core subject secondary schoolteachers in the state of Hawaii acquire a Master of Education degree from an accredited educational institution


b.      Report of the Finance and Infrastructure Committee

                                                       i.      Department’s recommendation for providing student transportation services in FY 2012-13

                                                     ii.      Proposed amendments to Chapter 8-27, Hawaii Administrative Rules (“Transportation of Students”)

                                                   iii.      Department’s strategic approach to building 21st century schools

                                                   iv.      Referral to the Department of Secondary Student Conference resolution 47 (supplying locally grown produce in schools), 50 (increasing accessibility of textbooks) and 54 (rescheduling of campus yard work)


c.      Superintendent’s Report


d.      Hawaii State Student Council (HSSC) Report


e.      State Librarian’s Report

                                                       i.      Update on current programs and activities

                                                     ii.      Update on 2012 Legislation


f.        Update/Discussion on the Board Community Meetings


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


IV.                    Recommendations for Action:


a.      Discussion/Board action on proposed Board policy 5100 on Performance Based Probationary Credit


b.      Discussion/Board action on proposed Board policy 5200 on Pay for Performance


c.      Discussion/Board action on proposed Board policy 2055 on Teacher and Principal Performance Evaluation


d.      Discussion/Board action on Special Education (SPED) Staffing Allocation


e.      Discussion/Board action on 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. 41 recommending all incoming core subject secondary schoolteachers in the state of Hawaii acquire a Master of Education degree from an accredited educational institution


f.        Discussion/ Board action to establish a working group of committee chairpersons to develop scope of work of each committee based on updated Department Strategic Plan


V.                     Recommendation for Referral


a.   Discussion/Referral of School Community Councils (SCC) Outreach to the Student Achievement Committee and the Department


VI.                    Presentation/Discussion on the Advancement via Individual Determination (“AVID”) national student achievement program by Washington Middle School 2012 AVID National Demonstration School honoree


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.


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                                                                                                Donald Horner, Board Chairperson