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All participating board members will attend this meeting in person at a meeting location open to the public. There is a courtesy virtual meeting option that allows the public to participate remotely, including viewing the meeting virtually and providing remote oral testimony. Go to for information on using the courtesy virtual meeting option.






 Roy Takumi, Chairperson

Kaimana Barcarse, Vice Chairperson

 Bill Arakaki     Elynne Chung     Kahele Dukelow     Ken Kuraya

Wesley Lo     Lauren Moriarty     Makana McClellan



Thursday, May 23, 2024

1:30 p.m. 

Public Meeting Location

Queen Liliuokalani Building

1390 Miller Street, Room 404

Honolulu, Hawaii 96813

Courtesy Virtual Meeting Information

Register to join the WebEx Meeting Online:

Webinar number: 2558 191 1294

Webinar password: joinmeeting

Join by phone:

+1-408-418-9388 Call-in toll number (US)

Webinar Access Code: 2558 191 1294

Attendee ID Number: #


The Board will accept public testimony with each agenda item.

List of documents distributed to Board members before meeting

Written testimony on Board agenda items *Materials added 5/23/2024 at 1:33 p.m.

  1. Call to order

  1. Approval of meeting minutes of April 25, 2024, General Business Meeting & May 9, 2024, Special Meeting

  1. Report of the superintendent

    1. Update on supplemental operating and capital improvement project budget requests;

    2. Update on 2024 legislative proposals and priorities; and

    3. Awards and recognitions for students, employees, and/or schools

  1. “Ed Talk Story" with the Hawaii State Student Council and Board of Education Student Representative Ahryanna McGuirk

  1. Update on Maui wildfire impacts

  1. Student Achievement Committee oral report on May 9, 2024, meeting

  1. Investigative Committee (a permitted interaction group pursuant to paragraph 92-2.5(b)(1), Hawaii Revised Statutes) investigation relating to nomination of individuals to serve as members of the State Public Charter School Commission; findings and recommendations on nominations

  1. Appointment of Hawaii State Commissioner for the Military Interstate Compact

  1. Adoption of policy in accordance with Board Policy 400-2, entitled Policies and Policy-setting, regarding Act 24, Session Laws of Hawaii 2022, relating to student journalism

  1. Executive session: Consultation with the Board's attorney on questions and issues pertaining to the Board's powers, duties, privileges, immunities, and liabilities related to Case No. 1:18-cv-00477-LEK-RT, pursuant to paragraph 92-5(a)(4), Hawaii Revised Statutes


[This portion of the meeting is a closed meeting under section 92‑4 and paragraph 92‑5(a)(4), Hawaii Revised Statutes.]

  1. Adjournment

Meeting material is available online at

The Board accepts written testimony on any agenda item and strongly encourages it as the primary means of submitting testimony. Written testimony received 49 hours before the meeting will be posted publicly and distributed to Board members before the meeting. Further instructions on submitting written testimony are available here:

The Board accepts oral testimony in person and virtually. To sign up to testify either in person or virtually, use the form posted here: If you are testifying virtually, you must register and log in to WebEx using the same name you used to sign up to testify. Each individual is allotted three (3) minutes, but the Chairperson can reduce the amount of time allowed. 

In accordance with Hawaii’s Sunshine Law (chapter 92, Hawaii Revised Statutes), all testimony, whether written or oral, should be related to an item that is on the agenda.

The Board provides a live broadcast of its meetings. Information on accessing this live broadcast is available here:


If you need an auxiliary aid/service or other accommodation due to a disability, contact Board office staff at (808) 586-3334 and as soon as possible, preferably by three days prior to the meeting. Requests made as early as possible have a greater likelihood of being fulfilled. 

Upon request, this notice is available in alternate/accessible formats.


Roy M. Takumi, Board Chairperson