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Governor David Ige issued a Seventeenth Supplementary Proclamation dated December 16, 2020, suspending Hawaii Revised Statutes Chapter 92, Public Agency Meetings and Records, to enable boards to conduct meetings without any board members or members of the public physically present in the same location.  

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     Margaret Cox     Lynn Fallin     Kili Namauʻu     

Catherine Payne     Kenneth Uemura     Bruce Voss

Dwight Takeno, Committee Chairperson

Kaimana Barcarse, Committee Vice Chairperson


Thursday, January 21, 2021

9:30 a.m.


Virtual Meeting


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WRITTEN TESTIMONY ON AGENDA ITEMS *New Material added 01/20/2020 at 10:05 a.m. 

I.      Call to Order

II.     Approval of Meeting Minutes of November 19, 2020

III.    Discussion Items

        NOTE:  Testimony relevant to the agenda item will be taken before the Board considers the item.

          A.     Presentation on Department of Education's reorganization plan to preserve classroom instruction:  temporary or permanent closure, consolidations, reorganization, restructuring, or merger of offices, programs, services, and positions for Complex Area and School levels

IV.    Recommendation for Action

        NOTE:  Testimony relevant to the agenda item will be taken before the Board considers the item.

            A.      Committee Action on reorganization of Office of Fiscal Services, Accounting Services Branch

V.     Late Public Testimony on Board Agenda Items

        NOTE: Anyone who missed the opportunity to testify before the relevant agenda item will be allowed to testify at the end of the meeting.

VI.     Adjournment

Written testimony may be submitted on any agenda item. Oral testimony will be accepted at the meeting. Each individual is allotted four (4) minutes, or an amount of time otherwise designated by the Chairperson, to provide oral testimony to the Board. In accordance with Hawaii's Sunshine Law (Hawaii Revised Statutes, Chapter 92), testimony should be related to an item that is on the agenda.

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                                                                                    Dwight Takeno, Committee Chairperson