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     Margaret Cox     Brian De Lima     Kili Namauʻu     

Catherine Payne     Kenneth Uemura     Bruce Voss

Dwight Takeno, Committee Chairperson

Kaimana Barcarse, Committee Vice Chairperson


Thursday, February 20, 2020

9:00 a.m.

Queen Liliuokalani Building

1390 Miller Street, Room 404

Honolulu, Hawaii  96813


I.          Call to Order 

II.         *Public testimony on Human Resources Committee ("Committee") agenda items *New material added 02/20/2020*

III.        Approval of Meeting Minutes of January 16, 2020

IV.        Discussion Items

A. Update on Experimental Modernization Project (in accordance with Hawaii Revised Statutes Section 78-3.5) to provide extra compensation to licensed, tenured teachers to address equity and compression of salaries: plan identifying the purposes of the project, the methodology to be used, the duration of the project, the criteria for evaluation of the project, and the cost of the project

B. Update on work ensuring Board policies enable Board and Department to collect necessary teacher retention data and implement bold teacher recruitment and retention strategies (HR Strategic Priority 2)

V.          Recommendation for Action

A. Committee Action on recommendation concerning appointment of the Complex Area Superintendent for the Nanakuli-Waianae Complex Area

B. Committee Action on recommendation concerning amendments to the Department of Education's plan of organization 

C. Committee Action on approval of draft report for review and comment by Special Education Task Force and English Learners Task Force (HR Strategic Priority 1) 

D. Committee Action on 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 

E. Committee Action on recommendation concerning Board Policy positions for the 2020 Legislative Session:  Superintendent evaluation and compensation

VI.         Adjournment


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                                                                                                                                       Dwight Takeno, Committee Chairperson