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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, May 1, 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. – 1:45 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.      Consultation with the Deputy Attorney General on Board powers, duties, privileges, immunities and liabilities

            1:45 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.      Special Education Staffing Methodology

b.      Report of the Finance and Infrastructure Committee

                       i.      Department of Education’s (Department) Fiscal Year (FY) 2012-13 Budget

                      ii.      Department's recommendation for providing student transportation services in FY 2012-13

                     iii.      Department's update of the 2011-18 Strategic Plan

                     iv.      Department’s strategic approach to building 21st Century Schools in Hawaii

c.      Superintendent’s Report

d.      Hawaii State Student Council (HSSC) Report

e.      Update/Discussion on the Board Community Meetings

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

IV.          Presentation/Discussion on the Department’s and the Hawaii State Public Library System’s Collaboration on the Summer Reading Program for students

               Presentation on the 2012 HSPLS Summer Reading Programs              

               2012 Children's Summer Reading Program Flyer        2012 Teen Summer Reading Program Flyer

               Promoting Reading Over the Summer

V.           Adjournment

* This portion of the meeting is a closed meeting under Section 92-4 and sections 92-5(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