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Governor David Ige issued an Emergency Proclamation dated October 1, 2021,   suspending Hawaii Revised Statutes Chapter 92, Public Agency Meetings and Records, to enable boards to conduct meetings without any board members or members of the public physically present in the same location. 

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     Bill Arakaki     Lyla Berg     Lynn Fallin     Kili Namauʻu      

Catherine Payne     Kenneth Uemura     Bruce Voss

Kaimana Barcarse, Committee Chairperson

Shanty Asher, Committee Vice Chairperson


Thursday, November 18, 2021

9:30 a.m.

Virtual Meeting

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Written testimonies on Board agenda items *Materials added 11/17/2021 at 2:42 p.m.

  1. Call to Order 

  1. Approval of Meeting Minutes of August 19, 2021

  1. Recommendation for Action

NOTE:  Testimony relevant to each agenda item will be taken before the Board considers the item.

  1. Committee Action on Board Member authorized to represent the Board in mid-term bargaining for contract period July 1, 2021-June 30, 2023 and successor bargaining with the Hawaii Government Employees Association (Bargaining Unit 6) 

  2. Committee Action on Board Member authorized to represent the Board in successor bargaining with the Hawaii State Teachers Association (Bargaining Unit 5) 

  3. Committee Action on amendment to final Agreement between the Hawaii State Teachers Association the State of Hawaii Board of Education (July 1, 2021-June 30, 2023):  gender neutral language 

  4. Committee Action on memorandum of understanding between State of Hawaii Board of Education and Hawaii State Teachers Association (Pilot Transfer Program Workgroup)

  1. Late Public Testimony on Board Agenda Items

NOTE: Anyone who missed the opportunity to testify before the relevant agenda item will be allowed to testify at the end of the meeting.

  1. Adjournment

Written testimony may be submitted on any agenda item and is strongly encouraged as the primary means of submitting testimony. Anyone wishing to testify orally must sign up in advance using the form posted here: Submit testimony ( Please note that you will need to register and log in to Webex to testify orally. Testimony over the phone will not be accepted at this time. Each individual is allotted four (4) minutes, or an amount of time otherwise designated by the Chairperson, to provide oral testimony to the Board. In accordance with Hawaii’s Sunshine Law (Hawaii Revised Statutes, Chapter 92), testimony should be related to an item that is on the agenda. 

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Kaimana Barcarse, Committee Chairperson