Keith Amemiya                                                                    Nancy Budd                  

                                  Cheryl Ka‘uhane Lupenui                Grant Chun                       Jim Williams

                                       Patricia Halagao                       Danson Honda                  Amy Asselbaye

                                                                            Donald Horner, Chairperson

Brian De Lima, Vice Chairperson


                                                                                 NOTICE OF MEETING

Tuesday, June 2, 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 May 19, 2015

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

A.    Student Achievement Committee Report on:  (1) Presentation on school-level safety and wellness programs and status of the Department of Health and Department of Education’s 2014-2015 school year Safety and Wellness Survey (“SAWS”); (2) Update on Board Policy 106.5, Focus on Students (formerly Board Policy 4000) advisory working group recommendations; (3) Update on status of, process, and timeline for Committee review of Board’s proposed 100 policy series; (4) Committee Action on recommendations concerning the following policies: (a) 304.2, Family and Community Engagement (formerly Board Policy 2403), (b) E-3, Nā Hopena Aʻo, (c) New Board Policy, unnumbered, Seal of Biliteracy

B.    Finance and Infrastructure Committee Report on: (1) Committee Action on recommendation concerning Department of Education’s operating budget:  implementation for Fiscal Year 2016

  C.    Superintendent’s Report

  i.            Complex Area Superintendent Report for Aiea-Moanalua-Radford

V.              Discussion Items

A.       Presentation on Hawaii State Public Library System’s 2015 Summer Reading Programs

VI.            *Public Testimony on Board Agenda Items   

VII.           Action Items

A.       Board Action on Finance and Infrastructure Committee recommendation concerning Department of Education’s operating budget:  implementation for Fiscal Year 2016

B.      Board Action on Audit Committee recommendation concerning Board Policy 201.1, Employee, Contractor, and Volunteer Ethics

VIII.         Executive Session

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

A.       Board Action on appointment of Assistant Superintendent, Office of Strategy, Innovation and Performance

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

C.      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 (“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.


                                                                                                           Donald Horner, Board Chairperson