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STATE OF HAWAII
BOARD OF EDUCATION
Shanty Asher Kaimana Barcarse Margaret Cox Lynn Fallin
Kili Namauʻu Dwight Takeno Bruce Voss
Hunter Harris (student representative) Captain Lyn Yatko (military representative)
Catherine Payne, Chairperson
Kenneth Uemura, Vice Chairperson
NOTICE OF MEETING
Thursday, July 30, 2020
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I. Call to Order
II. *Public Testimony on Board of Education ("Board") Agenda Items *New material added 07/29/2020 at 4:55 p.m.*
July 30, 2020 Testimony (Late Testimony) *New material added 08/10/2020 at 10:47 a.m.*
NOTE: Written testimony is strongly encouraged. Anyone wishing to testify orally must sign up in advance and log in to WebEx. Testimony over the phone will not be accepted at this time. See below for more information.
III. Action Items
A. Board Action on revisions to the Department of
Education’s 2020-2021 school calendar: additional training and professional
development days for teachers and staff at the beginning of the school year and
delaying Students’ First Day to ensure health and safety preparedness for
schools *New material added 07/28/2020 at 1:20 p.m.*
B. Board Action on general waiver to allow reduction of
the 180 day school year and 1,080 student instructional hours pursuant to
Hawaii Revised Statutes Section 302A-251, consistent with revisions to the
Department of Education’s 2020-2021 school calendar *New material added 07/28/2020 at 1:20 p.m.*
C. Board Action on Board expectations regarding: (1) focusing additional training and
professional development days included in the revisions to the Department of
Education’s 2020-2021 school calendar on health, safety, and distance learning;
(2) starting student instruction for the 2020-2021 school year in distance
learning mode; (3) mandating masks on public school campuses; and (4) detailed,
written, publicly posted guidance from the Department of Health *New material added 07/28/2020 at 1:20 p.m.*
Written testimony may be submitted on any agenda item and is strongly encouraged as the primary means of submitting testimony. Anyone wishing to testify orally must sign up in advance using the form posted here: http://boe.hawaii.gov/Pages/Submit-testimony.aspx. Please note that you will need to register and log in to Webex to testify orally. Testimony over the phone will not be accepted at this time.
Meeting material is available online at boe.hawaii.gov.
Audio of this meeting will be broadcast live. Video of the meeting participants will not be broadcast. Contact the Board Office for information on how to access this broadcast.
Persons requiring an auxiliary aid/service or other accommodation due to a disability should contact the Board Office at BOE.Hawaii@boe.hawaii.gov or at (808) 586-3334 as soon as possible. Requests made as early as possible will allow additional time to fulfill your request. We will try to obtain the accommodation, but we cannot guarantee that the request will be fulfilled.
Catherine Payne, Board Chairperson