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  Amy Asselbaye     Don Horner     Lance Mizumoto


Grant Chun, Committee Chairperson

Brian De Lima, Committee Vice Chairperson


Tuesday, March 15, 2016

12:00 p.m.

 Queen Liliuokalani Building

1390 Miller Street, Room 404

Honolulu, Hawaii  96813


I.              Call to Order

II.             *Public testimony on Finance and Infrastructure Committee (“Committee”) agenda items **new (03/15/16)**

III.            Approval of Meeting Minutes of February 16, 2016

         IV.            Discussion Items

       A.         Update on the Department of Education’s heat abatement program:  progress since February 16, 2016 and Department of Education’s plan to reach the Governor’s initiative to cool 1,000 classrooms by the end of the 2016 calendar year

       B.         Update on the Department of Education’s supplemental budget request for 2016-2017 Fiscal Year:   House Committee on Finance decisions **new (03/14/16)**

          V.            Recommendation for Action

             A.         Committee Action on the following Board policies:




Collection Development


Hawaii State Public Library System Budgets


Hawaii State Public Library System Safe Workplace


Naming of Hawaii State Public Library Facilities


Hawaii State Public Library System Internet Acceptable Use


Access to Hawaii State Public Library System Facilities

        B.         Committee Action on the Department of Education's operating budget restriction for Fiscal Year 2015-2016:  disposition of charter school true-up funds (EDN 200, 300, and 400) **new (03/11/16)**

VI.            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.         Briefing on possible legal implications and liabilities relating to Board Policies 500.1 Organization of the Department and 500.2 Plan of Organization

VII.           Adjournment


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                                                                                                         Grant Chun, Committee Chairperson