All participating board members will attend this meeting in-person at a meeting location open to the public. There is a courtesy virtual meeting option that allows the public to participate remotely, including viewing the meeting virtually and providing remote oral testimony. Go to for information on using the courtesy virtual meeting option.






 Shanty Asher      Bill Arakaki Lynn Fallin     Ken Kuraya

Lauren Moriarty     Makana McClellan Kili Namauʻu       

 Bruce Voss, Chairperson

Kaimana Barcarse, Vice Chairperson


Thursday, January 19, 2023

1:30 p.m. 

Public Meeting Location

Queen Liliuokalani Building

1390 Miller Street, Room 404

Honolulu, Hawaii 96813

 Courtesy Virtual Meeting Information

Register to join the WebEx Meeting Online:

Meeting number: 2554 749 8951

Meeting password: joinmeeting

Join by phone:

1-844-992-4726 Call-in toll-free number (US)

Meeting Access Code: 2554 749 8951

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Written testimony on agenda items (received at least 49-hours in advance of the meeting)

*Materials added 01/17/2023 at 1:30 p.m.

Written testimony on agenda items (received within 49-hours of the meeting)

*Materials updated 01/24/2023 at 10:55 a.m.

  1. Call to Order

  1. *Public Testimony on Board of Education (“Board”) Agenda Items

  1. Approval of Meeting Minutes of November 17, 2022 General Business Meeting, December 15, 2022 Special Meeting, and December 15, 2022 General Business Meeting

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

  1. Board Member Report on events attended:  (1) December 9, 2022 Superintendent Visit to Sunset Beach Elementary, Kahuku Elementary, and Kahuku High and Intermediate Schools; (2) December 13, 2022 Superintendent Visit to Ilima Intermediate, Ewa Makai Middle, and Kapolei Middle Schools; (3) January 3, 2023 Hawaii Education Association Leadership Summit; (4) January 4, 2023 Mōkapu Elementary School Groundbreaking Ceremony; (5) January 6, 2023 Superintendent Visit to Waimalu, Red Hill, and Nimitz Elementary Schools; (6) January 10, 2023 Complex Area Superintendent Visit to Honouliuli Middle School 

  1. *Public Testimony on Board Agenda Items

  1. Action Items

  1. Board Action on Hawaii State Public Library System’s second operating budget submission for the 2023-2025 fiscal biennium focused on system improvements

  2. Board Action on compensation adjustment for Department of Education employee excluded from Bargaining Unit 6: Administrative Assistant to the Superintendent (Chief of Staff) 

  3. Board Action on appointment of the Complex Area Superintendent for the Baldwin-Kekaulike-Kulanihakoi-Maui Complex Area 

  4. Board Action on appointment of the Complex Area Superintendent for the Castle-Kahuku Complex Area 

  5. Board Action on appointment of the Complex Area Superintendent for the Kau-Keaau-Pahoa Complex Area 

  6. Board Action on appointment of the Complex Area Superintendent for the Pearl City-Waipahu Complex Area 

  1. Adjournment


Meeting material is available online at

The Board accepts written testimony on any agenda item and strongly encourages it as the primary means of submitting testimony. Written testimony received 49 hours before the meeting will be posted publicly and distributed to Board members before the meeting. Further instructions on submitting written testimony is available here:

The Board accepts oral testimony in-person and virtually. To sign up to testify either in-person or virtually, use the form posted here: If you are testifying virtually, you must register and log in to WebEx using the same name you used to sign up to testify. Each individual is allotted four (4) minutes, but the Chairperson can reduce the amount of time allowed. 

In accordance with Hawaii’s Sunshine Law (Hawaii Revised Statutes, Chapter 92), all testimony, whether written or oral, should be related to an item that is on the agenda.

The Board provides a live broadcast of its meetings. Information on accessing this live broadcast is available here:


If you need an auxiliary aid/service or other accommodation due to a disability, contact Board staff at (808) 586-3334 and as soon as possible. Requests made as early as possible will allow adequate time to fulfill your request. 

Upon request, this notice is available in alternate formats such as large print, Braille, or electronic copy.


Bruce D. Voss, Board Chairperson

January 19, 2023 General Business Meeting