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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.





 Warren Haruki, Chairperson

Kaimana Barcarse, Vice Chairperson

 Shanty Asher      Bill Arakaki     Kahele Dukelow     Ken Kuraya

 Lauren Moriarty     Makana McClellan


Thursday, December 21, 2023

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:

Webinar number: 2559 473 0003

Webinar password: joinmeeting

Join by phone:

+1-408-418-9388 United States Toll

Access Code: 2559 473 0003 

Attendee ID Number: #


The Board will accept public testimony with each agenda item. 

Written Testimony on Board agenda items (received within 49-Hours of the meeting)

*Materials added 12/19/2023 at 1:30 p.m.

Written testimony on Board agenda items (within 49-Hours of the meeting)

*Materials added 12/21/2023 at 1:30 

  1. Call to Order

  1. Approval of meeting minutes of October 4, 2023, Special Meeting; October 19, 2023, General Business Meeting; October 19, 2023 General Business Meeting (executive session); and November 16, 2023, General Business Meeting

  1. Report of the Superintendent

  1. Maui wildfire impacts;

  1. Awards and recognitions for students, employees, and/or schools; and,

  1. Department’s proposed legislation for the 2024 legislative session.

IV. Discussion Items

A. “Ed Talk Story” on State Public Charter School Commission

B. Review of State Public Charter School Commission annual report        

State Public Charter School Commission 2022-23 Annual Report

V. Committee Reports

  1. Finance and Infrastructure Committee report on December 7, 2023, meeting

  1. Human Resources Committee report on December 7, 2023, meeting

  1. Student Achievement Committee report on December 7, 2023, meeting

VI. Action Items

  1. Board action on annual report on the State’s public charter schools as required by section 302D-21, Hawaii Revised Statutes

  1. Board action on Human Resources Committee recommendation concerning the superintendent evaluation criteria for the 2023-2024 school year

  1. Board Action on Appointment of Board Waiver Review Representative for Purposes of Reviewing School Community Council Requests for Waivers from Statute, Board Policy, and Collective Bargaining Agreement Provisions and to Serve on the School Community Council Exception Review Committee

  1. Board action on report of findings and recommendations required by Act 174, Session Laws of Hawaii 2023, relating to computer science education

VII. 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 have a greater likelihood of being fulfilled. 

Upon request, this notice is available in alternate/accessible formats.


Warren Haruki, Board Chairperson