Amy Asselbaye       Grant Chun       Margaret Cox       Patricia Halagao                           

                                                       Hubert Minn       Lance Mizumoto       Jim Williams       Brennan Lee

Donald Horner, Chairperson

Brian De Lima, Vice Chairperson



Tuesday, July 7, 2015

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

III.             Approval of Meeting Minutes of June 16, 2015

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

    A.         Student Member’s Report:  2015 Student Leadership Conference and student feedback on issues of concern

    B.         Superintendent’s Report  **Education Update**

        i.            Update on 2015 Legislative Session:  bills and resolutions enacted

V.             *Public Testimony on Board Agenda Items    

VI.            Discussion Items

    A.       Swearing in of 2015-2016 Board Student Member

    B.       Update on Hawaii State Public Library System’s budget:  fiscal biennium (2015-2017) **updated**

    C.       Update on current request to renew and revise the U.S. Department of Education’s (“USDE”) Elementary and Secondary Education Act (“ESEA”) Flexibility from No Child Left Behind (“NCLB”):  USDE approval and overview of Strive HI Performance System **new**

VII.           Action Items

     A.       Board Action on election of Board Vice Chairperson

VIII.         Executive Session

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

    A.       Update on Hawaii State Teachers Association contract, the Hawaii Government Employee Association contracts, and related Hawaii State Labor Board matters

    B.      Update on Hawaii State Ethics Commission and ethics questions relating to teacher travel

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.

In an effort to reduce costs and increase public access to meeting materials, the Board of Education (“Board”) will no longer be providing copies of materials for distribution.  Instead, at each meeting materials will be available for public review and materials can be viewed online at  For those unable to print, the Board 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.


                                                                                                         Donald Horner, Board Chairperson