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This meeting is a remote meeting under Section 92-3.7, Hawaii Revised Statutes, and includes an in-person meeting location open to the public and a virtual meeting option that allows the public to participate remotely, including viewing the meeting virtually and providing remote oral testimony. Some board members will be participating virtually from nonpublic locations. Go to for information on using the virtual meeting option.






 Shanty Asher      Bill Arakaki     Kahele Dukelow     Ken Kuraya

 Lauren Moriarty     Makana McClellan

 Warren Haruki, Chairperson

Kaimana Barcarse, Vice Chairperson


Thursday, August 24, 2023

1:30 p.m. 

Public Meeting Location

Queen Liliuokalani Building

1390 Miller Street, Room 404

Honolulu, Hawaii  96813

Virtual Meeting Information

Register to join the WebEx Meeting Online:

Meeting number: 2554 509 3357

Meeting password: joinmeeting

Join by phone:

+1-408-418-9388 United States Toll

Meeting Access Code: 2554 509 3357

Attendee ID Number: #


The Board will accept public testimony before each agenda item

Written Testimony on Board Agenda Items (received within 49-Hours of the meeting)

*Materials added 8/22/2023 at 1:30 p.m.

Written testimony on Board agenda items (within 49-Hours of the meeting)

*Materials added 8/24/2023 at 1:30 p.m.

Written testimony on Board agenda items (LATE)

*Materials added 8/25/2023 at 1:30 p.m.

  1. Call to Order

  1. Approval of Meeting Minutes of July 24, 2023 Special Meeting

  1. Report of the Superintendent *new material added 8/22/23 @ 1:30 p.m.

  Maui Wildfire Impacts

   Opening of School Year

   Middle-level Education Conferences

   Awards and Recognitions for Students, Employees and/or Schools

  1. Committee Reports 

  1. Finance and Infrastructure Committee Report on August 10, 2023 meeting

  2. Human Resource Committee Report on August 10, 2023 meeting

  3. Student Achievement Committee Report on August 10, 2023 meeting

  1. Action Items

  1. Board Action on Human Resources Committee recommendation concerning amendments to state librarian employment contract to increase salary

  1. Discussion Items

  1. Presentation on Hawaii State Public Library System’s Strategic Framework and Areas of Focus 

  1. Adjournment

Meeting material is available online at

The Board accepts written testimony on any agenda item and strongly encourages it as the primary means of submitting testimony. Written testimony received 49 hours before the meeting will be posted publicly and distributed to Board members before the meeting. Further instructions on submitting written testimony is available here:

The Board accepts oral testimony in-person and virtually. To sign up to testify either in-person or virtually, use the form posted here: If you are testifying virtually, you must register and log in to WebEx using the same name you used to sign up to testify. Each individual is allotted four (4) minutes, but the Chairperson can reduce the amount of time allowed. 

In accordance with Hawaii’s Sunshine Law (Hawaii Revised Statutes, Chapter 92), all testimony, whether written or oral, should be related to an item that is on the agenda.

The Board provides a live broadcast of its meetings. Information on accessing this live broadcast is available here:


If you need an auxiliary aid/service or other accommodation due to a disability, contact Board staff at (808) 586-3334 and as soon as possible. Requests made as early as possible have a greater likelihood of being fulfilled. 

Upon request, this notice is available in alternate/accessible formats.


Warren Haruki, Board Chairperson

August 24, 2023 General Business Meeting