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Patricia Bergin      Margaret Cox      Nolan Kawano

     Kili Namauʻu     Dwight Takeno     Kenneth Uemura     Bruce Voss    

David Texeira (student representative)   Captain Lyn Hammer (military representative)

Catherine Payne, Chairperson

Brian De Lima, Vice Chairperson


Thursday, April 4, 2019

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 **new material 04/04/19**

III.         Approval of Meeting Minutes of March 7, 2019

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

A. Student Achievement Committee Report on:  (1) Presentation on Complex Area Superintendent Report:  special education and English learner in the Hilo-Waiakea Complex Area

B. Update on Ad Hoc Committee (a permitted interaction group pursuant to Hawaii Revised Statutes, Section 92-2.5(b)(2)) concerning 2019 Legislative Session:  hearings and testimony 

C. Superintendent's Report:  (1) April 2019 Education Update; (2) update on school visits; (3) update on 2017-2020 Department of Education and Board of Education Joint Strategic Plan implementation: Focus on strategic planning process **new material 04/01/19**; (4) update on 2019 Legislative Session

V.          Discussion Items

A. Presentation on State Auditor's audit of the Department of Education's School Impact Fees and Fair Share Contributions:  audit process and timeline

VI.         *Public Testimony on Board Agenda Items   

VII.         Action Items

A.   Board Action on the School Community Council ("SCC") request for exceptions to collective bargaining agreements, statutory waivers, and waivers of Board policy for School Year 2019-2020 for:

August Ahrens Elementary School
Campbell High School
Ewa Elementary School
Holualoa Elementary School
Iao Intermediate School
Ilima Intermediate School
Kapunahala Elementary School
Kihei Elementary School
Leihoku Elementary School
Linapuni Elementary School
Maili Elementary School
Makaha Elementary School
Nanakuli Elementary School
Pohakea Elementary School
Pomaikai Elementary School
Puu Kukui Elementary School
Solomon Elementary School
Waianae Elementary School
Waianae High School
Waianae Intermediate School
Waiahole Elementary School
Waihee Elementary School (teacher collaboration waiver day)
Waihee Elementary School (professional development waiver days)
Waimea High School

B.     Board Action on designation of Board Members to an investigative committee (a permitted interaction group pursuant to Hawaii Revised Statutes Section 92-2.5(b)(1)), concerning nomination of individuals to serve as members of the State Public Charter School Commission

VIII.        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. Briefing on proposed legislation with possible legal implications 

B. Discussion relating to liabilities concerning information technology issues

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

IX.         Adjournment


Written testimony may be submitted on any agenda item. Oral testimony will be accepted at the meeting. Each individual is allotted four (4) minutes, or an amount of time otherwise designated by the Chairperson, to provide oral testimony to the Board. In accordance with Hawaii's Sunshine Law (Hawaii Revised Statutes, Chapter 92), testimony should be related to an item that is on the agenda.

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Audio of this meeting and the presentation screen used in the meeting will be broadcast live. Contact the Board Office for information on how to access this broadcast.

Persons requiring special assistance or services, such as a sign language interpreter, should contact the Board Office at least three (3) business days before the meeting.

Chairperson Office Hour:  The Board Chairperson is available to meet with members of the public on matters related to public education on the day of the meeting noted above from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Board Office, by appointment. Contact the Board Office, no later than the day prior to the meeting date, for an appointment.




                                                                                                                     Catherine Payne, Board Chairperson