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            Lynn Fallin      Margaret Cox             

Kili Namauʻu     Catherine Payne     Dwight Takeno

Kenneth Uemura, Committee Chairperson

Bruce Voss, Committee Vice Chairperson


Thursday, July 23, 2020

11:00 a.m.

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I.          Call to Order

II.          *Public testimony on Finance and Infrastructure Committee ("Committee") agenda items

III.         Approval of Meeting Minutes of February 20, 2020

IV.         Discussion Items

A. Presentation on Department of Education's financial plan supporting its comprehensive plan for reopening schools for the 2020-2021 School Year:  budget appropriations from 2020 Legislative Session; unspent carryover amounts from the 2019-2020 school year; plan for reprioritization of existing funds, assistance from the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency ("HI-EMA") and timeline for these HI-EMA funds; Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief ("ESSR") Funds (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security ("CARES") Funds awarded directly to the Department for K-12 education); potential sources of additional funds; additional cost of reopening schools for 2020-2021 School Year; and anticipated shortfalls and potential impacts of anticipated shortfalls *Late Material - Posted on July 20, 2020 at 8:24 a.m.*

V.          Adjournment


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                                                                                                                       Kenneth Uemura, Committee Chairperson