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Governor David Ige issued a Seventeenth Supplementary Proclamation dated December 16, 2020, suspending Hawaii Revised Statutes Chapter 92, Public Agency Meetings and Records, to enable boards to conduct meetings without any board members or members of the public physically present in the same location.

The Board of Education will be holding virtual meetings until further notice. Go to 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, February 18, 2021

1:30 p.m.


Virtual Meeting


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           WRITTEN TESTIMONY ON AGENDA ITEMS *New material added as of 02-17-2021 at 6:06 p.m.

I.       Call to Order

II.      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. Consultation with the Board's attorney on questions and issues pertaining to the Board's powers, duties, privileges, immunities, and liabilities concerning first request for answers to interrogatories and first request for production of documents and things for Kimokea v. Hawaii State Board of Education (Civil No. 1:20-CV-00525-LEK-RT, U.S. District Court)

III.    Approval of Meeting Minutes of November 19, 2020 General Business Meeting (executive session); December 17, 2020 Special Meeting; December 17, 2020 General Business Meeting

IV.    Reports of Board of Education ("Board") Committees, Board Members, and Superintendent 

A. Student Achievement Committee Report on:  (1) Presentation on Department of Education requirements and guidance regarding calculating student hours for the 2020-2021 School Year in accordance with Hawaii Revised Statutes Section 302A-251

V.     Action Items

        NOTE:  Testimony relevant to each agenda item will be taken before the Board considers the item. 

VI.    Late Public Testimony on Board Agenda Items *New material added 02-19-2021 at 12:29 p.m.

        NOTE: Anyone who missed the opportunity to testify before the relevant agenda item will be allowed to testify at the end of the meeting.

VII.  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: 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.

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                                                      Catherine Payne, Board Chairperson

February 18, 2021 General Business Meeting (Virtual)