Amy Asselbaye      Grant Chun      Margaret Cox      Patricia Halagao                 

                                                          Donald Horner       Hubert Minn      Jim Williams       Brennan Lee

                                                                                   Lance Mizumoto, Chairperson

Brian De Lima, Vice Chairperson



Tuesday, August 4, 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

III.            Approval of Meeting Minutes of July 21, 2015

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

    A.         Student Achievement Committee Report on:  Presentation on the Department of Education’s Six Priority Strategies (Academic Review Teams, Hawaii Common Core Standards, Comprehensive Student Support System, Formative Instruction/Data Teams, Educator Effectiveness System, and Induction and Mentoring):  current status, future plans, and how the strategies relate to science and social studies

    B.         Audit Committee Report on:  (1) Update on the Department of Education’s (“Department”) Internal Audit Plan, Fourth Quarter (April 1, 2015 - June 30, 2015); (2) Committee Action on the Department’s updated risk assessment and Internal Audit Plan (July 1, 2015 – June 30, 2019)

    C.         Superintendent’s Report:  August 2015 Education Update and Superintendent’s back to school message

V.             *Public Testimony on Board Agenda Items   

VI.            Action Items

    A.      Board Action on Audit Committee recommendation concerning the Department’s updated risk assessment and Internal Audit Plan (July 1, 2015 – June 30, 2019)

    B.       Board Action on appointment of members of Student Achievement Committee, Finance and Infrastructure Committee, Human Resources Committee, and Audit Committee **revised 8/1/2015**

    C.       Board Action on election of committee chairperson and committee vice chairperson for Student Achievement Committee, Finance and Infrastructure Committee, Human Resources Committee, and Audit Committee **revised 8/1/2015**

VII.           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

   B.    Update on Hawaii State Ethics Commission and ethics questions relating to teacher travel

   C.    Briefing on Hawaii State Department of Health Notices of Violation and Orders relating to violations of solid waste laws and regulations during renovation of Radford High School track in 2013 and 2014

VIII.          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.

In an effort to reduce costs and increase public access to meeting materials, the Board of Education (“BOE”) will no longer be providing copies of materials for distribution.  Instead, at each meeting there will be one (1) folder of materials for public review and materials can be viewed online at  For those unable to print, the BOE Office will make copies of such materials at a cost of $0.25 per sheet.

Persons requiring special assistance or services, such as a sign language interpreter, should call (808) 586-3334 at least three (3) business days before the meeting.

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