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As part of the response to the threat of COVID-19, Governor David Ige issued a Sixteenth Supplementary Proclamation dated November 23, 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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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


Thursday, December 17, 2020

1:30 p.m.

Virtual Meeting


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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)(3) and (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 2:45 p.m.

A.Deliberation concerning the authority of Board of Education ("Board") Members authorized to represent the Board in mid-term bargaining with the Hawaii State Teachers Association (Bargaining Unit 5) and the Hawaii Government Employees Association (Bargaining Unit 6) and consultation with the Board's attorney on questions and issues pertaining to the Board's powers, duties, privileges, immunities, and liabilities concerning mid-term bargaining


III.     *Public Testimony on Board of Education ("Board") Agenda Items  *Material added 12/16/2020 at 4:55 p.m.

               **New Material Added 12/23/2020 at 8:45 a.m.

 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.      Reports of Board Committees, Board Members, and Superintendent

A. Human Resource Committee Report on :  (1) Presentation  on Department of Education's reorganization plan to preserve classroom instruction:  temporary or permanent closure, consolidations, reorganization, restructuring, or merger of offices, programs, services, and positions for State Office

V.       Discussion Items

A. Update  on State Librarian's evaluation for the 2020-2021 School Year:  mid-year review of progress on State Librarian's Priorities

B. Presentation on questions regarding Department of Education furloughs, including furlough schedule, impact on school planning and services, communications with families and employees

VI.      Action Items

A. 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 and legislative reports for 2021 Legislative Session:  Board policy positions for the 2021 Legislative Session and Board legislative reports for the 2021 Legislative Session (annual charter school report)

B. Board Action on Superintendent's evaluation for the 2020-2021 School Year: Superintendent's Priorities and strategic plan indicator targets

VII.       Adjournment

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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.

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