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       Bill Arakaki, Committee Chairperson

Lauren Moriarty, Committee Vice Chairperson

Kaimana Barcarse     Kahele Dukelow Ken Kuraya


Thursday, May 9, 2024

10:00 a.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 257 3820

Webinar password: joinmeeting

Join by phone:

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

Webinar Access Code: 2558 257 3820

Attendee ID Number: #


The Student Achievement Committee (“Committee”) will accept public testimony 

with each agenda item.

Written testimony on Board agenda items (updated 5/9/2024 at 10:02 a.m.)

List of documents distributed to Board members before meeting

  1. Call to order 

  1. Approval of meeting minutes of April 11, 2024, Student Achievement Committee meeting

  1. Discussion items

  1. Task force reports as a follow-up to the November 2, 2023, Student Achievement Committee discussion regarding Act 174, Session Laws of Hawaii 2023 (House Bill 503, Relating to Computer Science Education), and Senate Concurrent Resolution 56, 2023 (Requesting the Board of Education to Review Various Programs and Subject Matter Areas for Implementation in Public Schools)

  1. Recommendation for action


  1. Committee action to approve policy draft in accordance with Board Policy 400-2, entitled Policies and Policy-setting, regarding Act 24, Session Laws of Hawaii 2022, relating to student journalism
  2. Review of Strategic Plan Desired Outcome 1.3.1, Action Item 3: Expand students’ opportunities for structured work-based learning experiences, including internships for high school students, through partnerships with employers, community partners, military and higher education institutions

  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:


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



Bill Arakaki, Committee Chairperson