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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.






 Warren Haruki, Chairperson

Kaimana Barcarse, Vice Chairperson

Shanty Asher      Bill Arakaki     Kahele Dukelow     Ken Kuraya

 Lauren Moriarty     Makana McClellan


Thursday, February 22, 2024

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:

Webinar number: 2554 840 7689

Webinar password: joinmeeting

Join by phone:

+1-408-418-9388 Call-in toll number (US)

Webinar Access Code: 2554 840 7689

Attendee ID Number: #


The Board will accept public testimony with each agenda item.

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

*Materials added 2/22/2024 at 1:30 p.m.

  1. Call to order

  1. Approval of meeting minutes of January 25, 2024

  1. Report of the Superintendent *Materials added 2/20/2024 at 1:30 p.m.

  1. Update on State of Hawaii Public Education 2023-2029 Strategic Plan progress

  2. Update on Maui wildfire impacts

  3. Awards and recognitions for students, employees, and/or schools

  1. Discussion items

  1. “Ed Talk Story” with United Public Workers Hawaii on multi-skilled workers *Materials added 2/20/2024 at 1:30 p.m.

  1. Committee Reports

  1. Board Member report on events attended: (1) Mililani High School’s Hawaii Schools of Democracy Recognition Ceremony; and (2) Hawaii Education Research Network Summit 2024 *Materials added 2/20/2024 at 1:30 p.m.

  1. Investigative Committee (a permitted interaction group pursuant to paragraph 92-2.5(b)(1), Hawaii Revised Statutes) investigation relating to nomination of individuals to serve as members of the State Public Charter School Commission; findings and recommendations on nomination *Materials added 2/20/2024 at 1:30 p.m.

  1. Action items

  1. Board action on Human Resources Committee recommendation concerning the state librarian evaluation process and State Librarian priorities for the 2023-2024 fiscal year

  2. Board action on Human Resources Committee recommendation concerning declaration of annual reduction in force for classified employees to initiate collectively bargained placement rights for employees displaced due to changes in staffing needs

  3. Board action on Student Achievement Committee recommendation concerning Board waiver of minimum instructional days and hours (section 302A-251, Hawaii Revised Statutes) for Maui schools

  4. Board action on School Community Council ("SCC") request for exceptions to collective bargaining agreements, statutory waivers, and waivers of Board policy for School Year 2023-2024 (Round 1)

  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 are 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 (chapter 92, Hawaii Revised Statutes), 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, preferably by three days prior to the meeting. Requests made as early as possible have a greater likelihood of being fulfilled. 

Upon request, this notice is available in alternate/accessible formats.


Warren Haruki, Board Chairperson