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      Bill Arakaki     Kili Namauʻu        

    Catherine Payne     Dwight Takeno

Bruce Voss, Committee Chairperson

Lynn Fallin, Committee Vice Chairperson


Thursday, August 19, 2021

10:00 a.m.

Virtual Meeting

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Written testimonies on Board agenda items *Materials added at 08/18/21 at 4:19 p.m.

  1. Call to Order 

  1. Approval of Meeting Minutes of June 17, 2021

  1. Discussion Items

NOTE:  Testimony relevant to each agenda item will be taken before the Board considers the item.


  1. Presentation on Department’s allocation plan for use of federal funds in the second round of the Education Stabilization Fund’s Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (“ESSER II”) and in the third round of ESSER funds authorized under the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (“ESSER ARP”)

  1. Recommendation for Action

NOTE:  Testimony relevant to each agenda item will be taken before the Board considers the item.

  1. Committee Action on recommendation concerning priority allocation of federal funds in ESSER II and ESSER ARP to fund:  (1) increased student access to nursing services; (2) planning and implementing complex area accelerated learning plans and related COVID-19 impacts; (3) distribution to charter schools; (4) Department budget shortfalls; (5) Department administrative costs for ESSER grant management; (6) resources for Leilehua High School cyber security academy, (7) resources for Castle, Kalaheo, and Kailua complexes trauma-informed care services 

  2. Committee Action on recommendation concerning recommendations of the Committee on Weights XII regarding the Weighted Student Formula fund allocation for the 2022-2023 and 2023-2024 School Years

  1. Late Public Testimony on Board Agenda Items

NOTE: Anyone who missed the opportunity to testify before the relevant agenda item will be allowed to testify at the end of the meeting.

  1. Adjournment

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Bruce Voss, Committee Chairperson