Keith Amemiya                                                                      Nancy Budd                   

                                                                                     Cheryl Ka’uhane Lupenui                       Grant Chun             Jim Williams

                                                                                        Patricia Halagao                         Danson Honda                     Amy Asselbaye


Donald Horner, Chairperson

Brian De Lima, Vice Chairperson




Tuesday, September 16, 2014

1:30 p.m.


Queen Liliuokalani Building

1390 Miller Street, Room 404

Honolulu, Hawaii  96813




I.                    Call to Order


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


III.                Approval of Minutes


IV.               Reports/Announcements of Board Committees and Members


a.      Human Resource Committee report


b.      Finance & Infrastructure Committee report on: (1) Memorandum of Understanding with the Friends of the Library; (2) Implementation of the Department of Education’s (Department) Budget for Fiscal Year 2015; (3) Naming of Kapolei II Elementary School; and (4) Update on the Department’s website and intranet


c.      Superintendent’s Report


V.                 *Public Testimony on Board Agenda Items


VI.                   Recommendations for Action

a.      Discussion/Board action on the Memorandum of Understanding with the Friends of the Library made pursuant to HRS 312-2


b.      Discussion/Board action on the implementation of the Department’s budget for Fiscal Year 2015 to include update on the Council on Revenues and the State of Hawaii Budget & Finance Department budget restrictions


c.      Discussion/Board action on the naming of Kapolei II Elementary School:  Ho‘okele Elementary School


VII.             Discussion Items


a.      Presentation/discussion on the Department’s Strive HI Performance System:  Hawaii’s school accountability and improvement system


VIII.           Executive Session


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


a.      Discussion/Board action on the appointment of the Assistant Superintendent of the Department of Education’s Office of Curriculum, Instruction and Student Support

b.      Discussion/Board action on the appointment of the Complex Area Superintendent of the Ka‘u-Keaau-Pahoa Complex Area

c.      Update/Discussion on Hawaii State Teachers Association contract, the Hawaii Government Employees Association contract, and related Hawaii State Labor Board matters

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


IX.                     Adjournment


*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.


Chairperson Office Hour:  The Board Chairperson is available to meet with interested members of the public on matters related to the BOE and public education on the day of the meeting noted above from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the BOE Office (1390 Miller Street, Room 404, Honolulu, Hawaii 96813), by appointment only.  If you would like to meet with the Board Chairperson, please call the BOE office at (808) 586-3334, no later than the day prior to the meeting date, for an appointment.  If this is not possible, please feel free to email your questions and comments directly to the Board Chairperson at  Thank you.