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Amy Asselbaye       Grant Chun       Margaret Cox   

Patricia Halagao     Don Horner     Hubert Minn     Jim Williams  

Brennan Lee (student representative)   Colonel Peter Santa Ana (military representative)

Lance Mizumoto, Chairperson

Brian De Lima, Vice Chairperson



Tuesday, May 3, 2016

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  **updated (05/04/2016)**

III.             Approval of Meeting Minutes of April 19, 2016 

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

      A.         Audit Committee Report on: (1) Presentation of the Department of Education’s (“Department”) Annual Financial and Single Audit for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2015; (2) Presentation on Department of Education’s Internal Audit Plan - Quarterly Update through March 31, 2016

      B.         Student Achievement Committee Report on:  (1) Update on Board Policy 105.15, Seal of Biliteracy implementation plan; (2) Update on competency-based education, Department of Education’s progress since December 6, 2015; (3) Update on the status of, process, and timeline for Committee review of board policies presently assigned to the Committee; (4) Committee Action on a proposed new Student Health Services Policy combining Board Policies 103.2 Student Health Services and 103.4 School-based Health Service Centers; (5) Committee Action on the following Board of Education (“Board”) policies:  101.3 (2120) Student Activities Program, 101.11 (2180) Surfing, 102.8 (4500) Student Promotion, 102.9 (4502) Middle Level Education Promotion, 102.12 (4501/4510) Assessing/Grading Student Performance (4501) and Reporting Student Progress (4510), 103.1 (1110-6) Health and Wellness, 105.5 (2102) Gifted and Talented, 105.6 (2103) Career and Technical Education, 105.10 (2131) Programs and Services for Secondary Alienated/At-Risk Students, 105.12 (2160) Special Education and Related Services, 105.13 (2280) Inclusion, 106.2 (2237) Class Size, 106.3 (4145/4140) Admission and Attendance (4145) and Compulsory School Attendance (4140)

        C.         Superintendent’s Report:  May 2016 Education Update **new (04/29/2016)**

V.              Discussion Items 

        A.       Bright Spots:  Waiakea High School’s Early College Program and Hilo-Waiakea Complex Area’s Alakaʻi Initiative (Teacher Leader Pipeline)

        B.       Community Stakeholder Presentation:  Le Fetuao Samoan Language Center

Presentation **new (05/02/2016)**

VI.            *Public Testimony on Board Agenda Items   

VII.           Action Items 

        A.     Board Action on the School Community Council (“SCC”) requests for exceptions to collective bargaining agreements, statutory waivers, and waivers of Board policy for School Year 2016-2017 for the following schools:

           Kailua High School

           Ke Kula O Ehunuikaimalino School (senior project and Hawaiian language)

           Niu Valley Middle School

           Waiakea Intermediate School

        B.      Board Action on Human Resources Committee recommendation to publicly release Department of the Attorney General’s review of the Department of Education’s Department Directed Leave and Leave Pending Investigation process and procedures

        C.      Board Action on Student Achievement Committee recommendation concerning proposed new Student Health Services Policy combining Board Policies 103.2 Student Health Services and 103.4 School-based Health Service Centers  

        D.      Board Action on Student Achievement Committee Action concerning the following Board of Education (“Board”) policies:  


Policy #

New Policy #

Original Policy Title



Student Activities Program **new (04/28/2016)**



Surfing **new (04/28/2016)**



Student Promotion **new (04/28/2016)**



Middle Level Education Promotion **new (04/28/2016)**



Assessing/Grading Student Performance (4501) and Reporting Student Progress (4510) **new (04/29/2016)**



Health and Wellness **new (04/28/2016)**



Gifted and Talented **new (04/28/2016)**



Career and Technical Education **new (04/28/2016)**



Programs and Services for Secondary Alienated/At-Risk Students **new (04/29/2016)**



Special Education and Related Services **new (05/02/2016)**



Inclusion **new (04/28/2016)**



Class Size **new (04/29/2016)**



Admission and Attendance (4145) and Compulsory School Attendance (4140) **new (05/02/2016)**

  E.        Board Action on Investigative Committee (a permitted interaction group pursuant to Hawaii Revised Statutes, Section 92-2.5(b)(1)) on special review of State Public Charter School Commission and legislative proposals relating to charter schools findings and recommendations

Special review process with amendments as adopted by the Board **new (05/04/2016)**

         F.       Board Action on appointment of four individuals to serve as members of the Hawaii State Public Charter School Commission, from the following nominees:

          Mitch D’Olier

          Sylvia Hussey

          Nolan Kawano

          John Kim

          Kalehua Krug

        G.       Board Action on Memorandum of Understanding regarding the Board support office **new (05/02/2016)**

VIII.         Executive Session

     This portion of the meeting is a closed meeting under Section 92‑4 and Section 92‑5(a)(3), (4), Hawaii Revised Statutes. 

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

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.

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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.


                                                                                                         Lance Mizumoto, Board Chairperson