Amy Asselbaye       Grant Chun       Margaret Cox   

Patricia Halagao     Don Horner     Hubert Minn     Jim Williams  

Brennan Lee (student representative)   Colonel Peter Santa Ana (military representative) 

Lance Mizumoto, Chairperson

Brian De Lima, Vice Chairperson



Tuesday, December 1, 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 November 17, 2015

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

   A.    Student Achievement Committee Report on:  (1) Update on competency based education; (2) Update on Board Policy 105.15, Seal of Biliteracy implementation plan; (3) Update on Board Policy 101.7, School Climate and Discipline implementation plan; (4) Update on achievement data in high needs categories (English Language Learners, Free and Reduced Lunch, and Special Education); (5) Presentation on Board responsibilities related to the State Public Charter School Commission and public charter schools, including Board oversight and evaluation of the Commission and the establishment of administrative rules related to approval of additional charter school authorizers; (6) Committee Action on extension of time for Department to submit an implementation plan for Board Policy 305.3, Safe Schools; (7) Committee Action on the following Board policies: (a) 105.9 Fine Arts, (b) 500.8 Accreditation of Schools, (c) 500.26 New Student Orientation

    B.         Superintendent’s Report:  December 2015 Education Update

V.             Discussion Items

     A.       Community stakeholder presentation:  Harold K.L. Castle Foundation

VI.            *Public Testimony on Board Agenda Items   

VII.           Action Items

    A.       Board Action on Student Achievement Committee recommendation concerning an extension of time for Department to submit an implementation plan for Board Policy 305.3, Safe Schools 

    B.       Board Action on Student Achievement Committee recommendation concerning the following Board policies:

              105.9    Fine Arts 

              500.8    Accreditation of Schools

              500.26  New Student Orientation

    C.      Board Action on 2015 Legislative Report:  feasibility of sliding fee scale for the After-School Plus (“A+”) Program

    D.      Board Action on 2015 Legislative Report:  consideration of distribution of funds for electricity expenses to schools **new**

    E.       Board Action on 2015 Legislative Report:  annual Board report on the State’s public charter schools in accordance with Hawaii Revised Statutes Section 302D-21 **new**

             State Public Charter School Commission 2014-2015 Annual Report **updated**

    F.       Board Action on amendment of the By-Laws of the Hawai‘i State Board of Education:  one general business meeting per month, evening meeting time change, neighbor island and evening meetings subject to the availability of funds, and technical changes

    G.      Board Action on adoption of Board general business meeting schedule for 2016 calendar year and discussion concerning community meetings

VIII.         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 Department Directed Leave (“DDL”) and Leave Pending Investigation (“LPI”)

    B.      Consult with the Board’s attorney and discussion about pending Hawaii Labor Relations Board proceedings 

IX.           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.

Audio of this Board meeting will be broadcast live.  For information on how to access this audio broadcast, please contact the Board Office at or (808) 586-3334.

In an effort to reduce costs and increase public access to meeting materials, the Board will no longer be providing copies of materials for distribution.  Instead, at each meeting there will be two (2) folders of materials for public review and, effective immediately, materials can be viewed online at  For those unable to print, the Board 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