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, December 2, 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.      Student Achievement Committee Report on:  (1) Graduation Requirements Permitted Interaction Group findings, (2) 2015-16 School Calendar; (3) amendment to the graduation requirement policy regarding its applicability to special education students; and (4) General Business Meeting referral of the Policy Audit Permitted Interaction Group findings


b.      Audit Committee Report on the following: (1) on the Department of Education’s Internal Audit Plan Quarterly Update July 1, 2014 – September 30, 2014; (2) “Data Access Controls Review”, (3) Casual Hire audit regarding employee background checks, and (4) Department Directed Leave/Leave Pending Investigation Matters


c.      State Librarian’s Report

i                       Friends of the Library update


d.      Superintendent’s Report

i                       Complex Area Superintendent’s Report – Kau-Keaau-Pahoa Complex Area


V.                 *Public Testimony on Board Agenda Items    


VI.                    Discussion Items


a.      Report/discussion on State Public Charter School Commission’s Annual Report


b.      Hawaii Public Charter Schools Network presentation on the Charter School Annual Report


c.      Presentation/Discussion on the Charter School Commission’s fiscal biennium operating budget for 2015-17


VII.              Action Items


a.      Discussion/Board action on the amendment to the graduation requirement policy regarding its applicability to special education students

b.      Discussion/Board action on 2015-16 School Calendar

     Memo     Fact Sheet

c.      Discussion/Board action on the Board of Education 2015 Calendar

       Draft Calendar

d.      Discussion/Board action on proposed Board By-law amendments

      Draft amendments

e.      Discussion/Board action of the composition of the Board's standing committees (Audit Committee, Human Resource Committee, Student Achievement Committee, and Finance & Infrastructure Committee)


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 State Librarian appointment

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

c.      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.