TESTIMONY FOR VIRTUAL & IN-PERSON MEETINGS
The Board will be accepting in-person and remote oral testimony at its March 23, 2023 meeting. Effective March 23, 2023, the Board will switch to the WebEx Webinar platform. There will be a slightly different look, but all of the same features will be available and there will be some added capabilities. There is one significant difference for individuals providing remote oral testimony via WebEx. When your name is called to testify, a prompt will appear on your screen letting you know that the host is asking to unmute you. You must click on the unmute button to begin testifying. For more information on providing oral testimony via WebEx, please review these instructions.
NOTE CHANGES TO ACCEPTING WRITTEN TESTIMONY DUE TO SUNSHINE LAW CHANGES: Written testimony is strongly encouraged as the primary means of submitting testimony and may be submitted on any agenda item up to the start of the meeting by emailing it to Testimony.BOE@boe.hawaii.gov. Testimony received 49 hours before the relevant meeting will be posted on the Board's website and a notification will be sent to the Board's agenda mailing list. Testimony received after 49 hours but before the meeting start time will be posted on the Board's website. Testimony sent to any other email address or testimony submitted after the meeting start time will be processed as late testimony and will be posted after the meeting. The Board highly recommends that you submit written testimony in addition to your oral testimony. If you experience technical difficulties while trying to provide oral testimony, written testimony ensures your comments get to the Board. If you would like to submit written testimony, please review these instructions.
BOARD APPROVES FIRST PHASE OF STRATEGIC PLAN
The first phase of the State of Hawaii Public Education 2023-2029 Strategic Plan was unanimously approved by the Hawaii State Board of Education at its February 2 meeting. The first phase of the strategic plan includes the mission, vision, core values, priorities, goals, and the desired outcomes for Hawaii’s K-12 public education system. Phase II of the plan will consist of the implementation plan, which includes the strategies and metrics that the Department and Board will use to reach the goals. The Board plans to review and approve the implementation plan by May 2023. For more information, see the press release.
CALL FOR APPLICATIONS TO SERVE ON STATE PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOL COMMISSION
The Board is seeking qualified candidates to serve as members on the State Public Charter School Commission. The Commission is a statewide charter school authorizer whose mission is to authorize high-quality charter schools throughout Hawaii. Interested persons should see the Charter Schools page for information. Applications must be submitted by the extended deadline of March 27, 2023.
The Board offers temporary audio and video recordings of its most recent general business and committee meetings until meeting minutes are approved and available. Note that the video recording is of the presentation monitor, not the meeting itself. Click on any of the links below to stream that meeting's recording. If it is your first time streaming a recording, you will be prompted to download WebEx's Network Recording Player. If you are prompted for a password, enter "HawaiiBOE2020".