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All participating board members will attend this meeting in-person at a meeting location open to the public. There is a courtesy virtual meeting option that allows the public to participate remotely, including viewing the meeting virtually and providing remote oral testimony. Go to for information on using the courtesy virtual meeting option.






 Shanty Asher      Bill Arakaki Lynn Fallin     Ken Kuraya

Lauren Moriarty     Makana McClellan Kili Namauʻu       

 Bruce Voss, Chairperson

Kaimana Barcarse, Vice Chairperson


Thursday, December 15, 2022

1:30 p.m. 

Public Meeting Location

Queen Liliuokalani Building

1390 Miller Street, Room 404

Honolulu, Hawaii  96813

Courtesy Virtual Meeting Information

Register to join the WebEx Meeting Online:

Meeting number: 2553 086 6613

Meeting password: joinmeeting

Join by phone:

1-844-992-4726 Call-in toll-free number (US)

Meeting Access Code: 2553 086 6613

Attendee ID Number: #


Written testimony on agenda items (received at least 49-hours in advance of the meeting)

*Material added 12/13/2022 at 1:10 p.m.

Written testimony on agenda items (received after 49-Hours)

*Materials added 12/15/2022 at 1:30 p.m.

  1. Call to Order

  1. *Public Testimony on Board of Education (“Board”) Agenda Items

  1. Approval of Meeting Minutes of October 20, 2022 Special Meeting, October 20, 2022 General Business Meeting, November 17, 2022 Special Meeting, and December 1, 2022 Special Meeting

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

  1. Board Member Report on events attended:  (1) November 18, 2022 Superintendent Visit to Aliiolani, Hokulani, and Palolo Elementary Schools; (2) December 2, 2022 Superintendent Visit to Kula, Haiku, Makawao, and Pukalani Elementary Schools; (3) December 7, 2022 private screening of Waterman 

  1. *Public Testimony on Board Agenda Items

  1. Action Items

  1. Board Action on amendments to state librarian employment contract to increase salary

  2. Board Action on Department of Education’s second operating budget submission for the 2023-2025 fiscal biennium focused on school and system improvements 

  3. Board Action on findings and recommendations of Investigative Committee (a permitted interaction group pursuant to Hawaii Revised Statutes, Section 92-2.5(b)(1)) concerning Board policy positions, legislative proposals, and legislative reports for 2023 Legislative Session: Board legislative reports for the 2023 Legislative Session (annual charter school report)

  4. Board Action on appointment of ​Assistant Superintendent of the Office of Curriculum and Instructional Design 

  5. Board Action on appointment of ​Assistant Superintendent of the Office of Student Support Services 

  6. Board Action on appointment of ​Assistant Superintendent of the Office of Talent Management 

  7. Board Action on Department of Education’s plan and timeline to design, get approval for, and implement the kindergarten entry assessment (“KEA”) for Kaiapuni (Hawaiian language immersion) schools 

  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 will allow adequate time to fulfill your request. 

Upon request, this notice is available in alternate formats such as large print, Braille, or electronic copy._____________________________________

Bruce D. Voss, Board Chairperson