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As part of the response to the threat of COVID-19, Governor David Ige issued a Eleventh Supplementary Proclamation dated August 6, 2020, suspending Hawaii Revised Statutes Chapter 92, Public Agency Meetings and Records, to the extent necessary to enable boards as defined in Section 92-2, to conduct meetings without any board members or members of the public physically present in the same location, among other things.
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STATE OF HAWAII
BOARD OF EDUCATION
GENERAL BUSINESS MEETING
Shanty Asher Kaimana Barcarse Margaret Cox Lynn Fallin
Kili Namauʻu Dwight Takeno Bruce Voss
Hunter Harris (student representative) Captain Lyn Yatko (military representative)
Catherine Payne, Chairperson
Kenneth Uemura, Vice Chairperson
NOTICE OF MEETING
Thursday, August 20, 2020
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I. Call to Order
II. Executive Session
This portion of the meeting is a closed meeting under Section 92‑4 and Section 92‑5(a)(4), Hawaii Revised Statutes. There will be no audio on WebEx while the Board is in executive session. The Board is planning on exiting executive session no later than 2:15 p.m.
A. Consultation with the Board of Education's ("Board") attorney on questions and issues pertaining to the Board's powers, duties, privileges, immunities, and liabilities concerning settlement authority relating to Unga v. Board of Education, et.al (Civil No. 20-0000576)
III. *Public Testimony on Board Agenda Items *New material added 08/19/2020 at 7:00 p.m.*
August 20, 2020 Testimony (Late)
NOTE: Written testimony is strongly encouraged. Anyone wishing to testify orally must sign up in advance and log in to WebEx. Testimony over the phone will not be accepted at this time. See below for more information.
IV. Action Items
A. Board Action on settlement authority relating to Unga v. Board of Education, et.al (Civil No. 20-0000576)
V. Discussion Items
A. Update on implementation of Board Resolution adopted on June 18, 2020, directing the Department of Education to prepare for the reopening of public schools for the 2020-2021 school year amid the COVID-19 global pandemic, focusing on concerns regarding: health and safety, distance learning, personnel, food service, student transportation, reconciling multiple guidance documents and collective bargaining agreements, and communication
Written testimony may be submitted on any agenda item and is strongly encouraged as the primary means of submitting testimony. Anyone wishing to testify orally must sign up in advance using the form posted here: http://boe.hawaii.gov/Pages/Submit-testimony.aspx. Please note that you will need to register and log in to Webex to testify orally. Testimony over the phone will not be accepted at this time.
Meeting material is available online at boe.hawaii.gov.
Audio of this meeting will be broadcast live. Video of the meeting participants will not be broadcast. Contact the Board Office for information on how to access this broadcast.
Persons requiring an auxiliary aid/service or other accommodation due to a disability should contact the Board Office at BOE.Hawaii@boe.hawaii.gov or at (808) 586-3334 as soon as possible. Requests made as early as possible will allow additional time to fulfill your request. We will try to obtain the accommodation, but we cannot guarantee that the request will be fulfilled.
Catherine Payne, Board Chairperson