Keith Amemiya                                                                         Nancy Budd                  

                             Cheryl Kaʻuhane Lupenui                     Grant Chun                         Jim Williams

                                     Patricia Halagao                         Danson Honda                     Amy Asselbaye 

Donald Horner, Chairperson

Brian De Lima, Vice Chairperson 



Tuesday, April 7, 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 March 17, 2015 

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

A.       Human Resource Committee Report on:  update on recruitment for Department of Education Deputy Superintendent position

B.     Student Achievement Committee Report on:

(1)       Update on Committee policy review process and timeline for the following    policies in the 100 policy series:

101.1   Student Code of Conduct

101.7   School Climate and Discipline

102.8   Student Promotion

103.1   Health & Wellness

103.2   Student Health Services

103.4   School-based health centers

104.2   Culturally Relevant Curricula

104.3   Graduation Honors Recognition

105.14 Language in Education (ELL/Bilingual)

105.16 Environmental Literacy

106.5     Civics Education

106.5   Focus on Students (GLOS)

(2)       Committee Action on Committee recommendation concerning the following policies in the Board’s proposed 100 policy series:

1.     Renumber and/or reorganize:

102.7   Recruitment and Testing of Students by Private Schools and Other Agencies

103.8   Prophylactics in the Public Schools

105.7   Hawaiian Education Programs

105.8   Ka Papahana Kaiapuni

2.     Minor edits:

101.9   School-Sponsored Student Publications

101.12 Academic Requirements for Participation in Co-Curricular   Activities

101.13 Controversial Issues

102.2   K-12 Literacy

102.4   Diverse Stakeholder Inclusion in the Development of Content and Performance Standards

102.10 Educational Research and Evaluation

102.11 Pilot and Innovative Projects

103.3   Emergency Care for Sick or Injured Students

105.2   Responsibility for Curriculum Development and Implementation

105.11 Pregnant and Parenting Students

105.12 Special Education and Related Services

105.13 Inclusion

105.15 Field Trips and Student Travel

106.1   School Calendar

106.4   Dress Code and School Uniforms

3.     Substantive edits:  

101.4   Community Sponsored Activities

102.14 Homework

103.5   Sexual Health Education

104.1   Graduation and Related

105.4   Instructional Materials

106.3   Admission and Attendance

4160    Students’ School Day

(3)       Committee Action on Committee recommendation regarding a pilot program using HiSET, an alternative test to General Educational Development (“GED”), to issue high school diploma equivalency

C.         Superintendent’s Report

i.            Complex Area Superintendent Report for Farrington-Kaiser-Kalani

ii.          Update on 2015 Legislative Session

V.      *Public Testimony on Board Agenda Items     

VI.     Discussion Items 

A.       Presentation on Stacey Aldrich, State Librarian for the Hawaii State Public Library System

B.      Update on College and Career Readiness Indicators Report, Class of 2014 

VII.      Action Items 


Board Action on Human Resources Committee recommendations concerning the following policies in the Board’s proposed 200 policy series:

E-202     Highly Effective School Administration (Strong, Visible School Leadership)

E-204     Hiring, Training and Retention of Employees

1110-4   Collective Bargaining

201.1     Employee Code of Ethics

201.2     Accountability of Employees

201.3     Employee, Contractor, and Volunteer Ethics and Conflict of Interest

202.4     Principal Performance Evaluation

203.2     Developmentally-Appropriate Teaching Strategies

203.3     Guidance Regarding Student Rights and Disciplinary Practices

203.4     Teacher Performance Evaluation

204.8     Department of Education Employee Dress Code

B.      Board Action on Student Achievement Committee recommendations concerning approval of a pilot program using HiSET, an alternative test to General Educational Development (“GED”) to issue a high school diploma equivalency

C.      Board Action on Finance and Infrastructure Committee recommendations concerning proposed student lunch price increase effective School Year 2015-2016

VIII.         Executive Session

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

A.       Update on the following cases:

Garner et al. v. State of Hawaii, Department of Education (Civil No. 03-1-000305)

Kliternick et al. v. Matayoshi et al. (Civil No. 05-1-00031)

Kawashima v. State of Hawaii, Department of Education (Civil No. 06-1-0244-02)

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 four (4) minutes, or an amount of time otherwise designated by the Chairperson, to provide testimony to the Board.

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                                                                                                         Donald Horner, Board Chairperson