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 Amy Asselbaye       Grant Chun       Margaret Cox     Patricia Halagao

 Don Horner     Hubert Minn     Jim Williams       Brennan Lee

 Lance Mizumoto, Chairperson

Brian De Lima, Vice Chairperson



Tuesday, August 18, 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 **updated 08/19/2015**

III.             Approval of Meeting Minutes of August 4, 2015

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

   A.    Human Resource Committee Report on:  Update on Department of Education (“Department”) investigations, including employee leave data (Department Directed Leaves (“DDL”) and Leaves Pending Investigation (“LPI”))

   B.    Finance and Infrastructure Committee Report on:  (1) Update on Department of Education fiscal reports as of June 30, 2015:  comparison to Department of Education’s budget, school food service, student transportation, federal Impact Aid receipts, and Capital Improvement Program (“CIP”); (2) Update on restrictions by the Executive Branch on the Department of Education’s Fiscal Year 2015-2016 budget appropriation; (3) Update on the Community Eligibility Provision (“CEP”) pilot program, which enables high needs schools to serve free meals to all students, for the following:  schools on the island of Molokai, Mountain View Elementary School, and Linapuni Elementary School; (4) Committee Action on the recommendations of the Committee on Weights (“COW”) IX regarding the Weighted Student Formula (“WSF”) fund allocation for the 2016-2017 and 2017-2018 School Years

     C.         Investigative committee (a permitted interaction group pursuant to Hawaii Revised Statutes Section 92-2.5(b)(1)) Report on the Department of Education’s Committee on Weights (“COW”) IX regarding the Weighted Student Formula (“WSF”) fund allocation for the 2016-2017 and 2017-2018 School Years

     D.         Superintendent’s Report:  Update on reopening of Keonepoko Elementary School

                 Video: Schools respond to Puna lava

V.              Discussion Items

     A.       Update on Hawaii State Public Library System’s 2015 Summer Reading Programs:  participation and results

VI.            *Public Testimony on Board Agenda Items   

VII.           Action Items

    A.       Board Action on Finance and Infrastructure Committee recommendations concerning recommendations of the Committee on Weights (“COW”) IX regarding the Weighted Student Formula (“WSF”) fund allocation for the 2016-2017 and 2017-2018 School Years

    B.      Board Action on Student Achievement Committee recommendations concerning new Board Policy 101.7, School Climate and Discipline

             Department memorandum regarding feedback on Board Policy 101.7, School Climate and Discipline

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 implementation of Hawaii State Teachers Association contract

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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Chairperson Office Hour:  The Board Chairperson is available to meet with interested members of the public on matters related to the BOE and public education on the day of the meeting noted above from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the BOE Office (1390 Miller Street, Room 404, Honolulu, Hawaii 96813), by appointment only.  If you would like to meet with the Board Chairperson, please call the BOE office at (808) 586-3334, no later than the day prior to the meeting date, for an appointment.  If this is not possible, please feel free to email your questions and comments directly to the Board Chairperson at  Thank you.


                                                                                                                                             Lance Mizumoto, Board Chairperson