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, April 21, 2015

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  **Late Testimony - updated 5/1/2015**

III.           Approval of Meeting Minutes of April 7, 2015

IV.           Reports of Board Committees, Board Members, and Superintendent

    A.    Finance and Infrastructure Committee Report on: (1) Update on Department of Education’s budget:  fiscal biennium (2015-2017) operating and capital improvement program (“CIP”); (2) Presentation on Federal impact aid

    B.    Audit Committee Report on: (1) Presentation on the Department of Education’s annual financial and single audit for the Fiscal Year ended June 30, 2014; (2) Presentation on the Department of Education’s Student Assessment Administrative Review – Phase I Report (review of the state level internal controls and business processes over the administration of student assessment data); (3) Action on Board Policy 201.1, Employee Contractor, and Volunteer Ethics and Department of Education’s Code of Ethics

    C.    Superintendent’s Report

        i.            Update on 2015 Legislative Session

V.            Discussion Item

    A.    Discussion on Student Achievement Committee recommendation concerning Board Policy 103.5 Sexual Health Education 

            Department of Education memorandum regarding status update for opt-in/opt-out to/from participation in    sexual health education 

VI.          *Public Testimony on Board Agenda Items    

VII.         Executive Session

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

    A.       Board Action on Appointment of Administrative Assistant to the Superintendent

    B.      Update on the Hawaii State Teachers Association contract, the Hawaii Government Employee Association contracts, and related Hawaii State Labor Board matters

VIII.         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 four (4) 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 (3) 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