Keith Amemiya                                                                    Nancy Budd                  

                                 Cheryl Ka‘uhane Lupenui                 Grant Chun                       Jim Williams

                                           Patricia Halagao                   Danson Honda                  Amy Asselbaye


Donald Horner, Chairperson

Brian De Lima, Vice Chairperson




Tuesday, May 5, 2015

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

III.             Approval of Meeting Minutes of April 21, 2015

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

     A.       Student Achievement Committee Report on: (1); Update on new Board Policy 105.14, Language in Education (ELL/Bilingual); (2) Update on status of, process, and timeline for Committee review of Board’s proposed 100 policy series; and (3) Committee Action on Committee recommendation concerning the following policies in the Board’s proposed 100 policy series:  (a) New Board Policy, unnumbered, Seal of Biliteracy; (b) 104.1, High School Graduation Requirements and Commencement (formerly Board Policy 4540); and (c) New Board Policy 101.7, School Climate and Discipline

                          B.       Audit Committee Report on:  (1) Update on the Department of Education’s Internal Audit Plan, Third Quarter(January 1, 2015 – March 31, 2015); (2) Presentation on the Department of Education’s Workers’ Compensation Review Report (review of Workers’ Compensation Unit’s   compliance with policies, procedures and applicable laws and the effectiveness of internal controls); (3) Presentation on the Department of Education’s Fixed Assets Management Review Report (review of the current fixed asset management policies and processes and the effectiveness of fixed assets management controls); (4) Update on the Department of Education’s Fraud and Ethics Hotline; (5) Committee Action on Committee recommendation concerning amendment of the Department of Education’s Internal Audit Plan; (6) Committee Action on Committee recommendation concerning Board Policy 201.1, Employee, Contractor, and Volunteer Ethics

                C.         Superintendent’s Report

                  i.         Complex Area Superintendent Report for Nanakuli-Waianae

                  ii.        Update on 2015 Legislative Session

V.              Discussion Items

     A.       Presentation on career and technical education at the school, state, and national levels and Career and Technical Education Coordinating Advisory Council’s annual report

VI.            *Public Testimony on Board Agenda Items     

VII.           Action Items

     A.       **revised** 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 2015-2016 for the following schools:

Haiku Elementary School (Kindergarten) (Professional Development)

Iao Elementary School

Kahuku High School

Kailua Elementary School

Kailua High School

Kalama Intermediate School

Keaau Middle School

Kihei Elementary School 

King Kekaulike High School (Professional Development)  (Bell Schedule)

Kula Elementary School (Kindergarten) (Professional Development) 

Makawao Elementary School (Kindergarten) (Professional Development)

Niu Valley Middle School

Nuuanu Elementary School

Pomaikai Elementary School 

Pukalani Elementary School

Puu Kukui Elementary School (Kindergarten) (Professional Development)

Waihee Elementary School (Kindergarten) (Professional Development)

Wailuku Elementary School (Kindergarten) (Professional Development)

B.      Board Action on Student Achievement Committee recommendations concerning the following policies in the Board’s proposed 100 policy series:

101.4   Community Sponsored Activities  

101.9   School-Sponsored Student Publications

101.12 Academic Requirements for Participation in Co-Curricular   Activities

101.13 Controversial Issues

102.4   Diverse Stakeholder Inclusion in the Development of Content and Performance Standards

102.7   Recruitment and Testing of Students by Private Schools and Other Agencies

102.10 Educational Research and Evaluation

102.11 Pilot and Innovative Projects

102.14 Homework

103.3   Emergency Care for Sick or Injured Students

105.2   Responsibility for Curriculum Development and Implementation

105.4   Instructional Materials

105.7   Hawaiian Education Programs

105.8   Ka Papahana Kaiapuni

105.11 Pregnant and Parenting Students

106.1   School Calendar

106.4   Dress Code and School Uniforms

4160    Students’ School Day


VIII.         Executive Session

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

A.       Board Action on appointment of Deputy Superintendent

B.      Board Action on appointment of Assistant Superintendent and Chief Information Officer, Office of Information Technology Services

C.      Update on the 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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                                                                                                         Donald Horner, Board Chairperson