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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, January 10, 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 December 20, 2016

IV.          Reports of Board Committees, Board Members, and Superintendent

A. Human Resource Committee Report on:  (1) Quarterly Update on pending cases of Department of Education employees on Department Directed Leave ("DDL") or Leave Pending Investigation ("LPI"); (2) Presentation on Department of Education initiatives to improve teacher retention and recruitment

B. Finance and Infrastructure Committee Report on: (1) Update on status of designation of Kalihi to Ala Moana School Impact Fee District; (2) Committee Action on composition of Committee on Weights X

C. Superintendent's Report: January 2017 Education Update

D. Investigative Committee (a permitted interaction group pursuant to Hawaii Revised Statutes, Section 92-2.5(b)(1)) investigating the Superintendent search:  status report

V.           Discussion Items

A. Bright Spots:  Baldwin-Maui-Kekaulike Complex Area and King Kekaulike High School's Closing the Achievement Gap **new material 01/06/2017**

B. Community Stakeholder Presentation:  Hawaii Keiki—Healthy and Ready to Learn

C. Community Stakeholder Presentation:  Hawaii State Teachers Association:  working with the Board of Education and Department of Education to improve school funding and the recruitment and retention of teachers **material revised 01/10/2017**

VI.          *Public Testimony on Board Agenda Items   

VII.        Action Items

A. Board Action on Finance and Infrastructure Committee recommendations concerning composition of Committee on Weights X

B. Board Action on administrative rules for multiple charter school authorizers  **new material 01/05/2017**

C. Board Action on 2016 Legislative Report:  annual Board report on the State's public charter schools in accordance with Hawaii Revised Statutes Section 302D-21A.

D. Board Action on Board designee and Board representative to the School Community Council ("SCC") Exception Review Committee for purposes of reviewing SCC requests for waivers from Board policies and exceptions to collective bargaining agreements  **new material 01/05/2017**

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. 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