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Patricia Bergin      Margaret Cox      Nolan Kawano

Hubert Minn     Kili Naumuʻu     Kenneth Uemura     Bruce Voss    

Maya Gee (student representative)   Colonel Peter Santa Ana (military representative)

Lance Mizumoto, Chairperson
Brian De Lima, Vice Chairperson

Tuesday, July 18, 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 **new material 07/17/17**

III.         Approval of Meeting Minutes of June 20, 2017

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

A.   Human Resource Committee Report on(1) Presentation on partnership with University of Hawaii, College of Education to "Grow Our Own" teachers; (2) Quarterly update on pending cases of Department of Education employees on Department Directed Leave ("DDL") or Leave Pending Investigation ("LPI"); (3) Committee Action on Board Policy 900-1, Department of Education Applicant and Employee Non-Discrimination

B.   Finance and Infrastructure Committee Report on: (1) Update on Department of Education's facilities assessment study; (2) Update on instructions and restrictions by the Executive Branch on the Department of Education's Fiscal Year 2018-2019 appropriation; (3) Update on status of implementation of Act 155 (Hawaii Revised Statutes Section 302A-1151.1, Pilot program for lease of public school land)

C.       Superintendent's Report

V.          Discussion Items
                 A.      Bright Spots:  Castle-Kahuku Complex Area and James B. Castle High School's Early College Program **new material 07/14/17**

VI.         *Public Testimony on Board Agenda Items   

VII.         Action Items
                 A.     Board Action on nomination of Lynn Hammonds as Executive Director of Hawaii State Teacher Standards Board       (2017-2021)

B.     Board Action on amendment of the By-Laws of the Hawaiʻi State Board of Education:  Thursday meetings **revised material 07/17/17**

C.     Board Action on general business meeting schedule for 2017-2018 School Year and discussion concerning community meetings **revised material 07/13/17**

D.     Board Action on designation of Board members to an investigative committee (a permitted interaction group pursuant to Hawaii Revised Statutes Section 92-2.5(b)(1)), concerning Superintendent's evaluation

VIII.      Executive Session
This portion of the meeting is a closed meeting under Section 92‑4 and Section 92‑5(a)(4) and (2), Hawaii Revised Statutes.

A.     Briefing on settlement of pending Department of Education litigation

B.     Update on the 2016-2017 School Year evaluations of the Department of Education's Leadership Employees (Assistant Superintendents and Complex Area Superintendents)

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.

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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