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Keith Amemiya                             Jannah Dela Cruz                           Nancy Budd

Patricia Halagao                      Cheryl Ka’uhane Lupenui                 Amy Asselbaye

Jim Williams


Donald Horner, Chairperson

Brian De Lima, Vice Chairperson



Tuesday, December 3, 2013

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


b.      Discussion/Board action on Superintendent’s contract


c.      Discussion on personnel matters related to realignment of the Office of the Superintendent


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


IV.               Approval of Minutes


V.                 *Public Testimony on Board Agenda Items


VI.               Reports/Announcements of Board Committees and Members


a.      Human Resource Committee Report on the following: (1) Educator Effectiveness System; (2) Leadership Institute; (3) Food Services Branch; (4) future agenda items for the Human Resource Committee in 2014


b.   Student Achievement Committee Report on the following:  (1) Appointment of Members to the Hawaii State Adult and Community Education Advisory Council; and (2) Hawaii State Public Library System's Strategic Plan for 2014-18


c.   Finance & Infrastructure Committee Report on the following: (1) implementation of the school bus transportation report recommendations; (2) legislative reports; (3) Finance and Infrastructure Committee’s charter and 2014 agendas; and (4) Hawaii State Public Library Systems’ budget


d.   Superintendent’s Report

i.  Jeju Special Self-Governing Provincial Office of Education, the Republic of Korea and the Hawaii Department of Education sister state agreement: Jeju Education leadership visit


e.   Hawaii State Student Council (HSSC) Report


VII.                 Discussion Items


a.      Presentation/discussion on the State Public Charter School Commission’s annual report

            SPCSC Annual Report

VIII.               Recommendations for Action


a.      Discussion/Board action on the appointment of members to the Hawaii State Adult and Community Education Advisory Council


b.      Discussion/Board action on the composition of Board standing committees


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.



                                                                                                Donald Horner, Board Chairperson