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                                                                                             Amy Asselbaye       Grant Chun       Margaret Cox     Patricia Halagao

Don Horner     Hubert Minn     Jim Williams       Brennan Lee

Lance Mizumoto, Chairperson

Brian De Lima, Vice Chairperson



Tuesday, September 1, 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 **updated 9/3/2015**

III.             Approval of Meeting Minutes of August 18, 2015

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

     A.         Student Achievement Committee Report on:  (1) Presentation on Next Generation Science Standards (“NGSS”):  Overview and update; (2) Update on 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 1 (Student Success):  Overview, alignment with Strategic Plan, purpose, and function; (3) Update on status, process, and timeline for Committee review of Board policies presently assigned to the Committee; (4) Committee Action on C3 Social Studies Framework; (5) Committee Action on recommendations concerning new Board Policy 101.7, School Climate and Discipline

     B.         Board Student Representative’s Report:  August Hawaii State Student Council meeting, TheBus schedules for student riders

     C.         Superintendent’s Report:  September 2015 Education Update

V.              Discussion Items

     A.       Presentation on Department of Education’s heat abatement program:  process, funding, efforts, maintenance, utilities, current status, and the way-ahead

VI.            *Public Testimony on Board Agenda Items   

VII.           Action Items

    A.       Board Action on Student Achievement Committee recommendations concerning new Board Policy 101.7, School Climate and Discipline

             Department Memorandum regarding revised Board Policy 101.7, School Climate and Discipline as proposed in the September 1, 2015 memorandum from the    Student Achievement Committee Chairperson and Vice Chairperson 

    B.      Board Action on assignment of two Board members to the employer negotiating team to engage in collective bargaining on behalf of the Board with:  (1) Hawaii State Teachers Association, Bargaining Unit 5, and (2) Hawaii Government Employees Association, Bargaining Unit 6

    C.       Board Action on Hawaii State Ethics Commission (“Ethics Commission”) decision regarding teacher travel and designation of Board members to an investigative committee (a permitted interaction group pursuant to Hawaii Revised Statutes Section 92-2.5(b)(1)), concerning Ethics Commission decision and finding a solution that allows educational travel opportunities for students and teacher participation

              Presentation by Hawaii State Ethics Commission Executive Director

VIII.         Executive Session

    This portion of the meeting is a closed meeting under Section 92‑4 and Section 92‑5(a)(2), (3), and (4), Hawaii Revised Statutes 

     A.       Board Action on Human Resources Committee recommendations concerning 2014-2015 School Year evaluation of the Superintendent

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.

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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