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As part of the response to the threat of COVID-19, Governor David Ige issued a Seventh Supplementary Proclamation dated May 5, 2020, suspending Hawaii Revised Statutes Chapter 92, Public Agency Meetings and Records, to the extent necessary to enable boards as defined in Section 92-2, to conduct meetings without any board members or members of the public physically present in the same location, among other things.

The Board of Education will be holding virtual meetings until further notice. Go to for information on how to listen to these virtual meetings.






Kaimana Barcarse      Margaret Cox      Nolan Kawano

     Kili Namau Ľu     Dwight Takeno     Kenneth Uemura     Bruce Voss    

Daniella White (student representative)   Captain Lyn Yatko (military representative)

Catherine Payne, Chairperson

Brian De Lima, Vice Chairperson


Thursday, May 21, 2020

1:30 p.m.

Virtual Meeting


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I.          Call to Order

II.         *Public Testimony on Board of Education ("Board") Agenda Items *New material added 05/21/2020 at 11:18 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.         Approval of Meeting Minutes of May 7, 2020

IV.         Action Items

A. Board Action on findings and recommendations of investigative committee (a permitted interaction group pursuant to Hawaii Revised Statutes Section 92-2.5(b)(1)), concerning nomination of individuals to serve as members of the State Public Charter School Commission ("Commission"):  

Dr. Makalapua Alencastre

Jill Baldemor

Terry L. Holck

John S.S. Kim

B. Board Action on Board Resolution directing the Department of Education to offer summer school in a way that supports students disproportionately impacted by school closures caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, to ensure clear coordination between each level of the tri-level system, and to communicate timely and effectively with the public

C. Board Action on Superintendent's evaluation for 2019-2020 School Year:  end-of-year evaluation

V.         Adjournment


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                                                                                                                               Catherine Payne, Board Chairperson