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            Keith Amemiya                           Jannah Dela Cruz                        Nancy Budd                   

Cheryl Ka’uhane Lupenui                          Wesley Lo                                 Jim Williams

          Patricia Halagao                                                                        Amy Asselbaye


Donald Horner, Chairperson

Brian De Lima, Vice Chairperson




Tuesday, August 20, 2013

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.                Executive Session


This portion of the meeting is a closed meeting under Section 92‑4 and sections 92‑5(2), (3) and (4), Hawaii Revised Statutes.


a.      Update/Discussion on Hawaii State Teachers Association contract, the Hawaii Government Employees Association contract, and related Hawaii State Labor Board matters


b.      Consultation with the Deputy Attorney General on Board powers, duties, privileges, immunities and liabilities related to personnel litigation matter


IV.               Approval of Minutes


V.                 *Public Testimony on Board Agenda Items


VI.               Reports/Announcements of Board Committees and Members


a.      Human Resource Committee Report on the following:  (1) reorganization of the Office of the Superintendent; (2) collective bargaining status of Department of Education (Department) related bargaining units; (3) succession planning for senior management positions; (4) next cycle of Superintendent’s evaluation; (5) next cycle of State Librarian’s evaluation; and (6) management salary adjustments

b.      Student Achievement Committee Report on the following: (1) Strategic Plan Goal 1 measures, (2) the results of Department’s Strive HI performance system, (3) the Race to the Top grant initiatives and beyond, and (4) Student Achievement Committee upcoming meeting agendas


c.      Finance & Infrastructure Committee Report on the following:  (1) Department's fiscal reports from June 30, 2013, (2) Department’s 5% contingency reserve restriction on general fund appropriations, (3) Department’s School Food Service Program, (4) the Hawaii State Public Library System’s Operating Budget for Fiscal Year 2013-14, and (5) the Committee on Weights VIII recommendation on the weighted student formula for school year 2014-15


d.      Superintendent’s Report

             Balanced Scorecard

e.      Hawaii State Student Council Report


VII.                 Recommendations for Action


a.      Discussion/Board action on the Committee on Weights VIII recommendation on the weighted student formula for school year 2014-15


b.      Discussion/Board action on the Hawaii State Public Library System’s Operating Budget for Fiscal Year 2013-14


c.      Discussion/Board action on the membership of the permitted interaction group on the Board’s policy audit


VIII.           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 two minutes, or an amount of time otherwise designated by the Chairperson, to provide testimony to the Board.


In an effort to reduce costs and increase public access to meeting materials, the Board of Education (BOE) 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 BOE 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 586-3334 at least three 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.




                                                                                                Donald Horner, Board Chairperson