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.






 Shanty Asher      Bill Arakaki Lynn Fallin     Ken Kuraya

Lauren Moriarty     Makana McClellan Kili Namauʻu       

 Bruce Voss, Chairperson

Kaimana Barcarse, Vice Chairperson


Thursday, February 16, 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:

Meeting number: 2558 354 5714

Meeting password: joinmeeting

Join by phone:

1-844-992-4726 Call-in toll-free number (US)

Meeting Access Code: 2558 354 5714

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Written testimony on agenda items (received at least 49-hours in advance of the meeting)

*Materials added 02/14/2023 at 1:30 p.m.

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

*Materials added 02/16/2023 at 1:32 p.m.

  1. Call to Order

  1. *Public Testimony on Board of Education (“Board”) Agenda Items

  1. Approval of Meeting Minutes of January 19, 2023 Special Meeting, January 19, 2023 General Business Meeting, February 2, 2023 Special Meeting

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

  1. Human Resource Committee Report on:  (1) Committee Action on recommendation concerning declaration of annual reduction in force (“RIF”) for classified employees to initiate collectively bargained placement rights for employees displaced due to changes in staffing needs

  1. *Public Testimony on Board Agenda Items

  1. Action Items

  1. Board Action on amendment of Board Policy 900-3, entitled “Religion and Public Schools”

  2. Board Action on amendment of Board Policy E-2, entitled “Mission, Vision, Values, and Beliefs”

  3. Board Action on designation of Board Members to an investigative committee (a permitted interaction group pursuant to Hawaii Revised Statutes Section 92-2.5(b)(1)), concerning nomination of individuals to serve as members of the State Public Charter School Commission *Materials updated 02/14/2023 at 1:30 p.m.

  4. Board Action on Human Resources Committee recommendation concerning declaration of annual reduction in force (“RIF”) for classified employees to initiate collectively bargained placement rights for employees displaced due to changes in staffing needs

  1. Executive Session 

This portion of the meeting is a closed meeting under Section 92-4 and Section 92-5(a)(4), Hawaii Revised Statutes.

  1. Consultation with the Board’s attorney on questions and issues pertaining to the Board’s powers, duties, privileges, immunities, and liabilities concerning settlement of Kimokeo v. Hawaii State Board of Education (Civil No. 1:20-CV-00525-LEK-RT, U.S. District Court) 

  1. 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 will allow adequate time to fulfill your request. 

Upon request, this notice is available in alternate formats such as large print, Braille, or electronic copy.


Bruce D. Voss, Board Chairperson

February 16, 2023 General Business Meeting