BOARD APPOINTMENT OFState law assigns the Board of Education (Board) with the responsibility to appoint the members of the Charter School Review Panel (Panel), which serves as the charter authorizer for charter schools. The Panel consists of twelve members that includes:
CHARTER SCHOOL REVIEW PANEL MEMBERS
· Two licensed teachers regularly engaged in teaching, of which one teacher is employed at a start-up charter school and one teacher is employed at a conversion charter school;
· Two educational officers, of which one educational officer is employed at a start-up charter school and one educational officer is employed at a conversion charter school;
· One member or former member of a charter school local school board;
· The Board Chair or the Board Chair’s designee;
· A representative of Hawaiian culture-focused charter schools;
· Two representatives of the University of Hawaii who are not affiliated with charter schools;
· One member with a background in business or accounting who is not affiliated with charter schools;
· One member with a background in the building trades or real estate who is not affiliated with charter schools; and
· A representative from the Hawaii Association of Independent Schools.
Panel members must:
· Meet their respective Panel-member eligibility requirements and position designations;
· Participate as a full voting Panel member in Panel discussions;
· Devote the time and energy necessary to fulfill their duties and responsibilities as a Panel member;
· Be willing and able to attend a minimum of at least two meetings per month;
· Understand and fulfill the duties and responsibilities, as specified in state law, as a quality charter authorizer for charter schools; To implement this policy, the Board Executive Director shall: (1) establish procedures to identify potential Panel applicants who meet the provisions in this policy; and (2) submit qualified Panel applicants to the Board for its consideration and action.
· Attend State Ethics Commission training; and
· Adhere to all other applicable state laws.