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Patricia Bergin      Margaret Cox      Nolan Kawano

Hubert Minn     Kili Namauʻu     Kenneth Uemura     Bruce Voss    

Maya Gee (student representative)   Colonel Peter Santa Ana (military representative)

Lance Mizumoto, Chairperson

Brian De Lima, Vice Chairperson


Thursday, February 1, 2018

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 **new material 02/01/2018**

III.          Approval of Meeting Minutes of January 18, 2018

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

A. Audit Committee Report on: (1) Presentation of the Department of Education's Internal Audit Plan—Quarterly Update through December 31, 2017; (2) Committee Action on the Department of Education's Equipment and Fleet Maintenance Follow-Up Review; (3) Committee Action on the Department of Education's Ethics Review

B. Student Achievement Committee Report on:  (1) Complex Area Superintendent Report:  special education in the Nanakuli-Waianae Complex Area 

C. Superintendent's Report:  (1) February Education Update; (2) update on school visits; (3) update on 2017-2020 Department of Education and Board of Education Joint Strategic Plan implementation; (4) Update on 2018 Legislative Session **new material 01/30/2018**

V.          *Public Testimony on Board Agenda Items   

VI.          Action Items

A. Board Action on resolution recognizing Special Assistant to the State Librarian Keith Fujio for his service

B. Board Action on Finance and Infrastructure Committee recommendations concerning Board of Education Policy 301-2 Creating Communities of Learners **new material 01/29/2018**

C. Board Action on Audit Committee recommendations concerning Department of Education's Equipment and Fleet Maintenance Follow-Up Review

D. Board Action on Audit Committee recommendations concerning Department of Education's Ethics Review  

VII.          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. Briefing on proposed legislation with possible legal implications

VIII.          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