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Patricia Bergin      Margaret Cox      Nolan Kawano

Hubert Minn     Kili Namauʻu     Kenneth Uemura     Bruce Voss    

Maya Gee (student representative)   Colonel Peter Santa Ana (military representative)

Lance Mizumoto, Chairperson
Brian De Lima, Vice Chairperson

Tuesday, October 3, 2017
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 **updated material 10/03/2017**

III.          Approval of Meeting Minutes of September 19, 2017

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

A.   Student Achievement Committee Report on:  (1) Committee Action on Committee strategic priorities for the 2017-2018 school year;(2) Committee Action on updates to 2017-2020 Joint Department of Education and Board of Education Strategic Plan indicators (school climate, achievement gap, and family and community engagement);(3) Presentation on special education terminology, overview, and process;(4) Presentation on special education statewide data and national trends

B.       Report on Board Community Meetings: **new material 09/28/2017**

1.   September 12, 2017 Honolulu Community Meeting (Wahiawa)
2.   September 18, 2017 Hawaii County Community Meeting (Kealakehe)
3.   September 29, 2017 Maui County Community Meeting (Kahului)

C.       Superintendent's Report: (1) October 2017 Education Update; (2) Presentation on implementation plan for the 2017-2020 Joint Department of Education and Board of Education Strategic Plan ("Strategic Plan") **new material 10/03/2017**

D.        Investigative committee (a permitted interaction group pursuant to Hawaii Revised Statutes Section 92-2.5(b)(1)), concerning Superintendent's evaluation:  findings and recommendations 

V.           *Public Testimony on Board Agenda Items   

VI.          Action Items 

A.      Board Action on Student Achievement Committee recommendation concerning updates to Strategic Plan indicators (school climate, achievement gap, and family and community engagement)

B.     Board Action on updates to Strategic Plan indicators (teacher vacancies)

VII.          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 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  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 Thank you. 

                                                                                    Lance Mizumoto, Board Chairperson