Nancy Budd                Jim Williams                Keith Amemiya        Don Horner

                                                 Danson Honda                Grant Chun                Amy Asselbaye


Cheryl Kaʻuhane Lupenui, Committee Chairperson

Patricia Halagao, Committee Vice Chairperson



Tuesday, May 5, 2015

9:00 a.m.


Queen Liliuokalani Building

1390 Miller Street, Room 404

Honolulu, Hawaii  96813




I.                 Call to Order

II.               *Public testimony on Student Achievement Committee (“Committee”) agenda items  **Late testimony**  (updated 5/13/15)

III.             Approval of Meeting Minutes of April 7, 2015

IV.            Discussion Items

A.         Update on new Board Policy 105.14, Language in Education (ELL/Bilingual)

              Presentation:  Multilingual Education Policy in Hawaii  **new**

              Presentation:  Multilingualism for Equitable Education **new**

B.         Update on status of, process, and timeline for Committee review of Board’s proposed 100 policy series

               V.              Recommendation for Action

A.         Committee Action on Committee recommendation concerning the following policies in the Board’s proposed 100 policy series:

New Board Policy, unnumbered, Seal of Biliteracy **revised 04/30/2015**

104.1, High School Graduation Requirements and Commencement (formerly Board Policy 4540)

     Presentation:  4540 Permitted Interaction Group clarification **new**

New Board Policy 101.7, School Climate and Discipline **updated**

VI.            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.              Update on new Board Policy 105.14, Language in Education (ELL/Bilingual)

B.              Committee Action on Committee recommendation concerning new Board Policy, unnumbered, Seal of Biliteracy

VII.           Adjournment

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