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            Keith Amemiya                           Jannah Dela Cruz                        Nancy Budd                   

            Grant Chun                             Cheryl Ka’uhane Lupenui                Jim Williams

           Patricia Halagao                                                                       Amy Asselbaye


Donald Horner, Chairperson

Brian De Lima, Vice Chairperson




Tuesday, February 4, 2014

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


IV.               Approval of Minutes


V.                 *Public Testimony on Board Agenda Items


VI.               Reports/Announcements of Board Committees and Members


a.      Student Achievement Committee Report on (1) Hawaii State Public Library System's Strategic Plan for 2014-18 and (2) Department of Education’s legislative report on student learning time, Act 167 (2012)



b.      Audit Committee Report on the following: (1) on the Department of Education’s Internal Audit Plan Quarterly Update October 1, 2013 – December 31, 2013; and (2) “Leave Accounting Follow up Review”


c.      Superintendent’s Report

i                      Complex Area Superintendent’s Report – Honokaa-Kealakehe-Kohala-Konawaena  


VII.                 Discussion Items


a.      Discussion on student health and safety 


VIII.               Recommendations for Action


a.      Discussion/Board action on 2014 Legislative agenda and process


b.      Discussion/Board action on the composition of Board standing committees


c.      Discussion/Board action on the composition of a permitted interaction group on the implementation of graduation requirements


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 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