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                                    Keith Amemiya                               Nancy Budd                              Charlene Cuaresma             Danicia Honda                      Kim Gennaula                                                                            Cheryl Ka’uhane Lupenui                   Wesley Lo                        Jim Williams


Donald Horner, Chairperson

Brian De Lima, Vice Chairperson




Tuesday, April 16, 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(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 on use of state library facilities


c.      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.      Human Resource Committee Report on the following: (1) future Human Resource Committee agenda items; (2) Hawaii public school teacher absenteeism statistics; and (3) Hawaii public school teacher turnover rates.


b.      Student Achievement Committee Report on the following: (1) Department of Education’s (Department) Comprehensive Student Support System (CSSS) and Response to Intervention (RTI) actions to support students; (2) West-Ed Special Education Report; (3) Hawaii State Constitution Article X, Section 4, Hawaiian Education Program; and (4) Student Achievement Committee upcoming meeting agendas


c.      Finance and Infrastructure Committee report on the following: (1) implementation of school bus transportation report recommendations; (2) Department’s strategic approach to building 21st Century Schools in Hawaii; and (3) Department’s Biennium Operating and Capital Improvement Project (CIP) Budget


d.      Superintendent’s Report


e.      Hawaii State Student Council (HSSC) Report


VII.                 Discussion Items


a.      Update from the charter school implementation and transition permitted interaction group (Act 130, Session Laws of Hawaii 2012)


VIII.               Recommendations for Action:


a.      Discussion/Board action on Goal 3 targets and related metrics contained in the Department and Board Strategic Plan


b.      Discussion/Board action on the recommendation regarding amendments to Title 8, Subtitle I, Chapter 3, Hawaii Administrative Rules, Rules Applicable to Rulemaking Proceedings


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 406, Honolulu, Hawaii 96813), by appointment.  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