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As part of the response to the threat of COVID-19, Governor David Ige issued a Twelfth Supplementary Proclamation dated August 20, 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 Namau Ľu     Dwight Takeno     Bruce Voss    

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

Catherine Payne, Chairperson

Kenneth Uemura, Vice Chairperson


Thursday, October 1, 2020

1:30 p.m.

Virtual Meeting


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I.          Call to Order

II.          *Public Testimony on Board of Education ("Board") Agenda Items *New material added 09/30/2020 at 5:19 p.m. *New Late material added 10/07/2020 at 3:05 p.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.

III.          Action Items

A. Board Action on authorizing a Board Member to represent the Board in mid-term bargaining with the Hawaii Government Employees Association (Bargaining Unit 6)

B. Board Action on directives regarding telework availability for teachers:  Board intent, telework approval criteria, and telework termination restrictions

C. Board Action on directives regarding Department of Education's use of Department of Health's Guidance for Schools COVID-19 (revised as of September 16, 2020), including applicability of Reopening Thresholds and Learning Model Parameters, criteria for transitioning between instructional delivery modes, decisions and notice of transitions, and suspension of transitions to hybrid and in-person learning

IV.           Adjournment


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                                                                                                                        Catherine Payne, Board Chairperson