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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 Namauʻu     Dwight Takeno     Bruce Voss    


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


Catherine Payne, Chairperson

Kenneth Uemura, Vice Chairperson



Thursday, October 15, 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)(3) and (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 2:45 p.m.

A. Deliberation concerning the authority of Board of Education ("Board") Members authorized to represent the Board in mid-term bargaining with the Hawaii State Teachers Association (Bargaining Unit 5) and the Hawaii Government Employees Association (Bargaining Unit 6) and consultation with the Board's attorney on questions and issues pertaining to the Board's powers, duties, privileges, immunities, and liabilities concerning mid-term bargaining 

III.          *Public Testimony on Board of Education ("Board") Agenda Items *New material added 10/14/2020 at 2:16 p.m. *New Late material added 10/16/2020 at 1:52 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. 

IV.          Approval of Meeting Minutes of September 17, 2020 

V.           Action Items 

VI.              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: 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.

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Audio of this meeting will be broadcast live. Video of the meeting participants will not be broadcast. Contact the Board Office for information on how to access this broadcast.

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