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                                                                                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, March 3, 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 

III.              Approval of Meeting Minutes of February 17, 2015

IV.             Reports of Board Committees, Members, and Superintendent

A.    Student Achievement Committee Report on:  (1) Competency Education:  From theory to practice to policy; (2) Board Policy 106.5, Focus on Students (formerly Board Policy 4000); (3) current request to renew and revise the Department of Education’s Elementary and Secondary Education Act (“ESEA”) Flexibility from No Child Left Behind (“NCLB”):  overview of federal requirements, status of stakeholder input process and results, and timeline for submission of request; (4) process and timeline for review of Board’s proposed 100 policy series

B.         Superintendent’s Report

i.            Discussion/Update on 2015 Legislative Session

ii.          Complex Area Superintendent Report for Hana-Lahainaluna-Lanai-Molokai

V.               *Public Testimony on Board Agenda Items 

VI.             Action Items

 A.     Discussion/Presentation on the State Seal of Biliteracy and Senate Bill 900, Relating to Education, proposing to establish a State Seal of Biliteracy recognizing proficiency in English and an additional language (“SB 900”) and Discussion/Board Action on State Seal of Biliteracy and Board position on SB 900

           *Senate Bill 900

VII.           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 Appointment of Administrative Assistant to the Superintendent

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

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

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