Amy Asselbaye       Grant Chun       Margaret Cox       Patricia Halagao                           

Donald Horner       Hubert Minn        Jim Williams          Brennan Lee

Lance Mizumoto, Chairperson

Brian De Lima, Vice Chairperson



Tuesday, July 21, 2015

11:00 a.m.

Ho‘okele Elementary School

511 Kunehi Street, Cafeteria

Kapolei, Hawaii 96707




I.              Call to Order

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

III.            Recognition of dignitaries

IV.            Recognition of outgoing Board Chairperson and appointment of new Board Chairperson

V.             Approval of Meeting Minutes of July 7, 2015

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

     A.       Superintendent’s Report:  Update and highlights of implementation of the Department of Education’s (“Department”) and Board’s Strategic Plan

VII.           Discussion Items

     A.       Presentation on the development and construction of Ho‘okele Elementary School and the design-build method

VIII.         *Public Testimony on Board Agenda Items    

IX.            Action Items

    A.       Board Action on designation of Board members to investigative committee(s) (a permitted interaction group pursuant to Hawaii Revised Statutes Section 92-2.5(b)(1)), concerning the Department of Education’s Fiscal Year 2017 supplemental budget and recommendations of the Committee on Weights (“COW”) regarding the Weighted Student Formula (“WSF”) fund allocation

       Memorandum regarding requirements for forming a permitted interaction group **new**

X.             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.

In an effort to reduce costs and increase public access to meeting materials, the Board of Education (“BOE”) will no longer be providing copies of materials for distribution.  Instead, at each meeting there will be two (2) folders of materials for public review and, effective immediately, materials can be viewed online at  For those unable to print, the BOE Office will make copies of such materials at a cost of $0.25 per sheet.

Persons requiring special assistance or services, such as a sign language interpreter, should call 586-3334 at least three (3) business days before the meeting.

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