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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.

The Board of Education will be holding virtual meetings until further notice. Go to http://boe.hawaii.gov/Pages/ListenLivetoBoardMeetings.aspx for information on how to listen to these virtual meetings.





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

11:00 a.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 924 and Section 925(a)(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 11:45 p.m.  

A. Consultation with the Board of Education's ("Board") attorney on questions and issues pertaining to the Board's powers, duties, privileges, immunities, and liabilities concerning settlement terms, reconsideration, and actions relating to Unga v. Board of Education, et.al (Civil No. 20-0000576)

III.    *Public Testimony on Board of Education ("Board") Agenda Items **New material added 12/18/2020 at 10:17 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.    Action Items
B. Board Action on petition of Sunny Unga, Petition No. 20-01 proposing the adoption of a new administrative rule *corrected version without executive summary posted 12/14/2020 @ 1:45 p.m.

V.    Adjournment


Written testimony may be submitted on any agenda item and is strongly encouraged as the primary means of submitting testimony. Anyone wishing to testify orally must sign up in advance using the form posted here: http://boe.hawaii.gov/Pages/Submit-testimony.aspx. Please note that you will need to register and log in to Webex to testify orally. Testimony over the phone will not be accepted at this time.

 Meeting material is available online at boe.hawaii.gov.

 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.

Persons requiring an auxiliary aid/service or other accommodation due to a disability should contact the Board Office at BOE.Hawaii@boe.hawaii.gov or at (808) 586-3334 as soon as possible. Requests made as early as possible will allow additional time to fulfill your request. We will try to obtain the accommodation, but we cannot guarantee that the request will be fulfilled.


Catherine Payne, Board Chairperson