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, November 17, 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 November 3, 2015 

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

     A.    Human Resource Committee Report on:  (1) Update on Leadership Institute; (2) Presentation on the Department of Education’s Scorecard (measuring progress against the desired outcomes of the Board of Education and Department of Education’s Joint Strategic Plan) for Goal 2 (staff success); and (3) Update on procedures for Department of Education investigations of employee leave (Department Directed Leave (“DDL”) and Leave Pending Investigation (“LPI”)) and update on pending cases of Department of Education employees on DDL or LPI

     B.    Finance and Infrastructure Committee Report on:  (1) Update on the Department of Education’s heat abatement program:  progress since November 3, 2015; (2) Update on Department of Education’s fiscal reports as of September 30, 2015:  including a comparison to the Department’s budget, school food service, student transportation, federal Impact Aid receipts, and Capital Improvement Program (“CIP”); (3) Presentation on Department of Education’s computer network upgrade; (4) Update on status of Department of Education’s pursuit of Medicaid reimbursement as it relates to Section 23 of Act 119, Session Laws of Hawaii 2015; (5) Committee Action on Department of Education recommendation to increase the monthly fee for the After-School Plus (“A+”) Program over three years (2016-2017, 2017-2018, and 2018-2019 School Years)

     C.    Superintendent’s Report

V.              Discussion Items 

     A.    Community stakeholder presentation:  Hawaii 3R’s, Repair, Remodel, Restore our Schools

VI.            *Public Testimony on Board Agenda Items   

VII.           Action Items 

    A.       Board Action on Finance and Infrastructure Committee recommendation concerning Department of Education recommendation to increase monthly fee for the After-School Plus (“A+”) Program over three years (2016-2017, 2017-2018, and 2018-2019 School Years)

    B.       Board Action on Student Achievement Committee recommendations concerning the following Board of Education (“Board”) policies: **new**


Effective Schools Reporting


K-12 Literacy


Comprehensive Assessment and Accountability System


Public Access to Assessment Data


School Food Services


Academic Program




Summer School


School Community Council Waivers and School Community Council Exceptions







     C.      Board Action on Student Achievement Committee recommendations concerning the Department of Education’s multi-year school calendar (2018-2019 School Year) **new**

VIII.         Executive Session

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

A.       Presentation on pending Department litigation and special education contested cases 

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. 

Audio of this Board meeting will be broadcast live.  For information on how to access this audio broadcast, please contact the Board Office at boe_hawaii@notes.k12.hi.us or (808) 586-3334. 

In an effort to reduce costs and increase public access to meeting materials, the Board will no longer be providing copies of materials for distribution.  Instead, at each meeting there will be two (2) folders of materials for public review and, effective immediately, materials can be viewed online at www.hawaiiboe.net.  For those unable to print, the Board Office will make copies of such materials at a cost of $0.25 per sheet. 

Persons requiring special assistance or services, such as a sign language interpreter, should call (808) 586-3334 at least three (3) business days before the meeting. 

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 BOE_Hawaii@notes.k12.hi.us.  Thank you.


                                                                                                         Lance Mizumoto, Board Chairperson