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Patricia Bergin       Grant Chun       Margaret Cox     Darrel Galera

 Hubert Minn     Kenneth Uemura     Bruce Voss    

 Andrea Lyn Mateo (student representative)   Colonel Peter Santa Ana (military representative)

Lance Mizumoto, Chairperson

Brian De Lima, Vice Chairperson



Tuesday, February 7, 2017

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

III.          Approval of Meeting Minutes of January 10, 2017

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, 2016; (2) Committee Action on the Department of Education's Student Assessment Administration Review – Phase II; (3) Committee Action on Casual Hire & Payroll Processes Follow-Up Review

B.  Student Achievement Committee Report on:  (1) Presentation on special education inclusion in the Department of Education; (2) Presentation on Every Student Succeeds Act ("ESSA") Impacts on School Accountability

C.  Superintendent's Report:  (1) Presentation of interim Deputy Superintendent; (2) February 2017 Education Update; (3) Update on 2017 Legislative Session **new material 02/02/2017**

D.  Report on January 17, 2017 informational briefing with the Senate Committee on Ways and Means and House Committee on Finance regarding the budget request for the Department of Education

E.  Report on Education Institute of Hawaii's Third Annual Hawaii School Empowerment Conference, January 14, 2017

F.  Report on Investigative Committee (a permitted interaction group pursuant to Hawaii Revised Statutes, Section 92-2.5(b)(1)) conducting special review of State Public Charter School Commission: findings and recommendations

V.           Discussion Items

A.  Bright Spots: Kohala High School's Standards-based Grading Initiative and Teacher Development Program **new material 02/02/2017**

B.  Community Stakeholder Presentation:  Roy Sakuma

VI.          *Public Testimony on Board Agenda Items   

VII.        Action Items

A.  Board Action on proposed legislation being considered during 2017 Legislative Session, including, but not limited to:

HB 1091 Relating to the State Librarian's Salary

SB 957 Relating to the State Librarian's Salary

HB 1092 Relating to Public School Innovation Grants

SB 958 Relating to Public School Innovation Grants

B.  Board Action on Audit Committee recommendation concerning Department of Education's Student Assessment Administration Review – Phase II

C.  Board Action on Audit Committee recommendation concerning Casual Hire & Payroll Processes Follow-Up Review

VIII.       Executive Session

This portion of the meeting is a closed meeting under Section 92‑4 and Section 92‑5(a)(3) and (4), Hawaii Revised Statutes.

A.  Briefing on proposed legislation with possible legal implications

B.  Update on Hawaii State Teachers Association contract, the Hawaii Government Employee Association contracts, and related Hawaii State Labor Board matters

IX.          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