Nancy Budd         Jim Williams         Keith Amemiya        Don Horner     Danson Honda


Cheryl Kaʻuhane Lupenui, Committee Chairperson

Patricia Halagao, Committee Vice Chairperson



Tuesday, April 7, 2015

11:30 a.m.


Queen Liliuokalani Building

1390 Miller Street, Room 404

Honolulu, Hawaii  96813




I.               Call to Order 

II.             *Public testimony on Student Achievement Committee (“Committee”) agenda items  **LATE TESTIMONY**

III.            Approval of Meeting Minutes of March 3, 2015 

              IV.         Discussion Items

A.         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

105.17 Civics Education

106.5   Focus on Students (GLOS)

               V.              Recommendation for Action       

A.      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

B.         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

VI.            Adjournment


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                                                                                                         Cheryl Ka‘uhane Lupenui, Committee Chairperson