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Amy Asselbaye       Grant Chun       Margaret Cox      

Patricia Halagao     Don Horner     Hubert Minn     Jim Williams  

Brennan Lee (student representative)   Colonel Peter Santa Ana (military representative) 

Lance Mizumoto, Chairperson

Brian De Lima, Vice Chairperson 


Tuesday, February 2, 2016

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 19, 2016 

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, 2015; (2) Presentation of the Operational Review of the Special Education Program

      B.       Student Achievement Committee Report on:  (1) Presentation on  evaluations, reports, and audits of the Race to the Top grant in Hawaii; (2) Committee Action on the adoption of Next Generation Science Standards (“NGSS”); (3) Committee Action on new Board Policy 105.14, Language in Education (ELL/Bilingual); (4) Committee Action on draft of administrative rules for multiple charter school authorizers 

      C.      Superintendent’s Report

        i.           Update on 2016 Legislative Session

        ii.          Update on Hawaii State Ethics Commission decision, educational travel, and teacher participation

V.              Discussion Items 

      A.       Presentation on Hawaii State Public Library System’s first quarterly report through December 2015

      B.       Update on Every Student Succeeds Act (“ESSA”), which reauthorizes the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (“ESEA”) and replaces No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (“NCLB”):  impact on the Department of Education and Board joint strategic plan **new**

      C.       Update on School Safety and Wellness Survey data  

VI.            *Public Testimony on Board Agenda Items   

VII.           Action Items 

      A.      Board Action on Board Resolution recognizing Kristi Yamaguchi’s Always Dream Foundation for advancing early childhood literacy

      B.      Board Action on 2016 legislative agenda and process **updated**

VIII.         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.       Briefing on proposed legislation with possible legal implications

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