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As part of the response to the threat of COVID-19, Governor David Ige issued a Fourteenth Supplementary Proclamation dated October 13, 2020, suspending Hawaii Revised Statutes Chapter 92, Public Agency Meetings and Records, to the extent necessary to enable boards as defined in Section 92-2, to conduct meetings without any board members or members of the public physically present in the same location, among other things.

The Board of Education will be holding virtual meetings until further notice. Go to for information on how to listen to these virtual meetings.

Shanty Asher      Kaimana Barcarse      Margaret Cox      Lynn Fallin

     Kili Namauʻu     Dwight Takeno     Bruce Voss    

Hunter Harris (student representative)   Captain Lyn Yatko (military representative)

Catherine Payne, Chairperson

Kenneth Uemura, Vice Chairperson



Thursday, November 19, 2020

1:30 p.m.

Virtual Meeting


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I.           Call to Order
II.          Executive Session 

This portion of the meeting is a closed meeting under Section 92‑4 and Section 92‑5(a)(4), Hawaii Revised Statutes. There will be no audio on WebEx while the Board is in executive session. The Board is planning on exiting executive session no later than 2:15 p.m.
              A. Consultation with the Board's attorney on questions and issues pertaining to the Board's powers, duties, privileges, immunities, and liabilities concerning response to discovery request for Clarabal v. Department of Education of the State of Hawaiʻi (Civil No. 14-1-002214)

III.        *Public Testimony on Board of Education ("Board") Agenda Items *New Material Added 11/20/2020 at 8:19 a.m.
             NOTE: Written testimony is strongly encouraged. Anyone wishing to testify orally must sign up in advance and log in to WebEx. Testimony over the phone will not be accepted at this time. See below for more information.

IV.        Approval of Meeting Minutes of October 1, 2020

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

            A. Human Resource Committee Report on(1) Presentation on Department of Education's reorganization plan to preserve classroom instruction: temporary or permanent closure, consolidations, reorganization, restructuring, or merger of offices, programs, services, and positions; (2) Committee Action on compensation adjustments for Department of Education employees excluded from Bargaining Units 3 and 13

            B. Finance and Infrastructure Committee Report on: (1) Committee Action on recommendation concerning the Hawaii State Public Library System's proposed budget for 2021-2023 fiscal biennium; (2) Committee Action on Department of Education's repair and maintenance priority list in accordance with Board Policy 301-10, Equitable Allocation of Facilities Resources (FIC Strategic Priority 2); and (3) Committee Action on Department of Education's priority criteria for executing Capital Improvement Program projects, in accordance with Board Policy 301-10, Equitable Allocation of Facilities Resources (FIC Strategic Priority 2)

           C. Board Member report on 2020 National Association of State Boards of Education ("NASBE") virtual annual conference and New Member Institute **Material added 11/16/2020 at 10:53 a.m.**

VI.      Discussion Items

VII.      Action Items

VIII.           Adjournment


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Persons requiring an auxiliary aid/service or other accommodation due to a disability should contact the Board Office at or at (808) 586-3334 as soon as possible. Requests made as early as possible will allow additional time to fulfill your request. We will try to obtain the accommodation, but we cannot guarantee that the request will be fulfilled.


                                                                                                                              Catherine Payne, Board Chairperson