STATE OF HAWAII
BOARD OF EDUCATION
GENERAL BUSINESS MEETING

MINUTES

Kailua Intermediate School, Cafeteria
145 South Kainalu Drive
Kailua, Hawaii 96734
Tuesday, October 4, 2016
5:00 p.m.


PRESENT:
Lance Mizumoto, Chairperson
Brian De Lima, Esq., Vice Chairperson
Patricia Bergin
Grant Chun, Esq.
Margaret Cox
Hubert Minn
Kenneth Uemura
Bruce Voss, Esq.
Andrea Lyn Mateo (student representative)
Colonel Dawn Suitor (military representative)

EXCUSED:
Colonel Peter Santa Ana (military representative)

ALSO PRESENT:
Kathryn Matayoshi, Superintendent
Stephen Schatz, Deputy Superintendent
Amy Kunz, Senior Assistant Superintendent and Chief Financial Officer, Office of Fiscal Services
Tammi Chun, Assistant Superintendent, Office of Strategy, Innovation, and Performance
Suzanne Mulcahy, Assistant Superintendent, Office of Curriculum, Instruction, and Student Support
Lanelle Hibbs, Complex Area Superintendent, Kailua-Kalaheo Complex Area
Lisa DeLong, Principal, Kailua Intermediate School
Stacey Aldrich, State Librarian
Alison Kunishige, Board Executive Director
Kenyon Tam, Board Analyst
Summer Jenkins
I. Call to Order

The Board of Education (“Board”) General Business Meeting was called to order by Board Chairperson Lance Mizumoto at 5:12 p.m.

Note: The Board took agenda items VI (public testimony on action items), VII.A-D (action items), III (approval of minutes), IV.A-C (reports of Board committees, Board members, and Superintendent), and V.A-B (discussion items) out of order before the agenda item below.


II. Public Testimony on Board of Education (“Board”) Agenda Items

Board Chairperson Mizumoto called for public testimony. The following people provided oral testimony.

Name
Organization
Agenda Item
Position
Jodi Perir (on behalf of Andrea Eshelman)Hawaii State Teachers Association (“HSTA”)N/A (Testing, Policy 203-4 and Educator Effectiveness System)Comment
Osa TuiHSTA/McKinley High SchoolN/A (Testing, Policy 203-4 and Educator Effectiveness System)Comment
Joan LewisHSTAN/A (Testing, Policy 203-4 and Educator Effectiveness System)Comment
Laverne MooreHSTA/McKinley High SchoolN/A (Testing, Policy 203-4 and Educator Effectiveness System)Comment
Bobbye YamamotoHSTA/Castle High SchoolN/A (Testing, Policy 203-4 and Educator Effectiveness System)Comment
Kristie MiyamaeHSTA/Mililani Middle SchoolN/A (Testing, Policy 203-4 and Educator Effectiveness System)Comment
Alan IsbellHSTA/Wailuku ElementaryN/A (Testing, Policy 203-4 and Educator Effectiveness System)Comment
Lokelani HanHSTA/Kualapuu ElementaryN/A (Testing, Policy 203-4 and Educator Effectiveness System)Comment
Corey RosenleeHSTAN/A (Testing, Policy 203-4 and Educator Effectiveness System)Comment
Peter BowmanN/AN/A (Testing, Policy 203-4 and Educator Effectiveness System)Comment
Beatrice DeRegoHSTA/Kahuku High and IntermediateN/A (Testing, Policy 203-4 and Educator Effectiveness System)Comment
Linda ElentoN/A N/A (Inclusion)Comment
Marcia LinvilleDemocratic Party of Hawaii, Education Caucus N/A (WSF and Libraries)Comment

Written testimony was received and provided to the Board. The following is a listing of people who submitted testimony before the testimony deadline.

Name
Organization
Agenda Item
Position
Alan IsbellDepartment of Education (“Department”)
(Wailuku Elementary)
N/A (Policy 203-4 and Educator Effectiveness System)Comment
Kevin KawamuraDepartment
(Maui Waena Intermediate)
N/A (Policy 203-4 and Educator Effectiveness System)Comment
Ronald Browning Department
(Maui Waena Intermediate)
N/A (Policy 203-4 and Educator Effectiveness System)Comment
Lyn SarverDepartment
(Maui Waena Intermediate)
N/A (Policy 203-4 and Educator Effectiveness System)Comment
Melissa NelsonDepartment
(Maui Waena Intermediate)
N/A (Policy 203-4 and Educator Effectiveness System)Comment
Sandra WiggerDepartment
(Maui Waena Intermediate)
N/A (Policy 203-4 and Educator Effectiveness System)Comment
Victoria GonderDepartment
(Lahainaluna High School)
N/A (Policy 203-4 and Educator Effectiveness System)Comment
Brittany KellyDepartment
(Maui Waena Intermediate)
N/A (Policy 203-4 and Educator Effectiveness System)Comment
Jody BrownDepartment
(Kalama Intermediate)
N/A (Policy 203-4 and Educator Effectiveness System)Comment
Susan TomosoDepartment (Maui Waena Intermediate)N/A (Policy 203-4 and Educator Effectiveness System)Comment
Ashley Olson Department
(Lahainaluna High School)
N/A (Policy 203-4 and Educator Effectiveness System)Comment
Anna CrawfordDepartment
(King Kekaulike High School)
N/A (Policy 203-4 and Educator Effectiveness System)Comment
Lisa Ann HookanoDepartment
(Kalama Intermediate)
N/A (Policy 203-4 and Educator Effectiveness System)Comment
Eric IwasakiDepartment
(Kalama Intermediate)
N/A (Policy 203-4 and Educator Effectiveness System)Comment
Bree LangstonDepartment
(Kihei Elementary)
N/A (Policy 203-4 and Educator Effectiveness System)Comment
Bonita RaiDepartment
(Kahuku High and Intermediate)
N/A (Policy 203-4 and Educator Effectiveness System)Comment
Nicole AirhoodDepartment
(Puu Kukui Elementary)
N/A (Policy 203-4 and Educator Effectiveness System)Comment
Kelly Ah KeeDepartment
(Maui Waena Intermediate)
N/A (Policy 203-4 and Educator Effectiveness System)Comment
Lynn OtaguroDepartment
(Lincoln Elementary)
N/A (Policy 203-4 and Educator Effectiveness System)Comment
Nanna LindbergDepartment
(Maui High School)
N/A (Policy 203-4 and Educator Effectiveness System)Comment
Theresa HaberstrohDepartment
(Haiku Elementary)
N/A (Policy 203-4 and Educator Effectiveness System)Comment
Francine LeeDepartment
(Kahului Elementary)
N/A (Policy 203-4 and Educator Effectiveness System)Comment
Carlo MarchettiN/AN/A (Policy 203-4 and Educator Effectiveness System)Comment
Romeo ElenoDepartment
(Lanai High and Elementary)
N/A (Policy 203-4 and Educator Effectiveness System)Comment
Roberta YamamotoDepartment
(Castle High School)
N/A (Policy 203-4 and Educator Effectiveness System)Comment
Osa Tui Department
(McKinley High School)
N/A (Policy 203-4 and Educator Effectiveness System)Comment
Justin HugheyDepartment
(King Kamehameha III Elementary)
N/A (Policy 203-4 and Educator Effectiveness System)Comment
Kristina MekdeciDepartment
(Lahinaluna School)
N/A (Policy 203-4 and Educator Effectiveness System)Comment
Sarah Romano SagetDepartment
(Haiku Elementary)
N/A (Policy 203-4 and Educator Effectiveness System)Comment
Deborah AndersonNational Board of Certified TeachersN/A (Policy 203-4 and Educator Effectiveness System)Comment
Corey RosenleeHSTAN/A (Policy 203-4 and Educator Effectiveness System)Comment
Alicia JacobsonDepartment
(Haiku Elementary)
N/A (Policy 203-4 and Educator Effectiveness System)Comment
Kristy WisenbakerDepartment
(Haiku Elementary)
N/A (Policy 203-4 and Educator Effectiveness System)Comment
Liz DeLyonDepartment
(Haiku Elementary)
N/A (Policy 203-4 and Educator Effectiveness System)Comment
Dezireen AustinDepartment
(Maui Waena Intermediate)
N/A (Policy 203-4 and Educator Effectiveness System)Comment
Andrea Eshelman HSTA N/A (Policy 203-4 and Educator Effectiveness System)Comment
Freddie PerezDepartment
(Puukukui Elementary)
N/A (Policy 203-4 and Educator Effectiveness System)Comment
Lokelani HanDepartment
(Kualapuu Elementary)
N/A (Policy 203-4 and Educator Effectiveness System)Comment
Cheryl MooreDepartment
(Maui Waena Intermediate)
N/A (Policy 203-4 and Educator Effectiveness System)Comment
Laverne Fernandes MooreDepartment
(McKinley High School)
N/A (Policy 203-4 and Educator Effectiveness System)Comment
Mike LandesDepartment
(Lahainaluna High School)
N/A (Policy 203-4 and Educator Effectiveness System)Comment
Kristi MiyamaeDepartment
(Mililani Middle School)
N/A (Policy 203-4 and Educator Effectiveness System)Comment
Kristine StaffordDepartment
(Puu Kukui Elementary)
N/A (Policy 203-4 and Educator Effectiveness System)Comment
Lei Vickers Department
(Puu Kukui Elementary)
N/A (Policy 203-4 and Educator Effectiveness System)Comment
Christine OshitaDepartment
(Kamalii Elementary)
N/A (Policy 203-4 and Educator Effectiveness System)Comment
Kris CoffieldIMUA AllianceN/A (Policy 203-4 and Educator Effectiveness System)Comment
Karen LeeHawaii P-20VII. C. Board Action on Finance and Infrastructure Committee recommendation concerning Department of Education's proposed operating biennium budget for the 2017-2019 Fiscal BienniumSupport
Susan RoccoSpecial Education Advisory Council VII. C. Board Action on Finance and Infrastructure Committee recommendation concerning Department of Education's proposed operating biennium budget for the 2017-2019 Fiscal BienniumSupport/
Comment
Waialeale SarsonaKamehameha SchoolsVII. C. Board Action on Finance and Infrastructure Committee recommendation concerning Department of Education's proposed operating biennium budget for the 2017-2019 Fiscal BienniumSupport
Elena KamaiDepartment
(Maui Waena Intermediate)
N/A (Policy 203-4 and Educator Effectiveness System)Comment
Beatrice DeRegoDepartment
(Kahuku High and Intermediate)
N/A (Testing, Policy 203-4 and Educator Effectiveness System)Comment
Reba Uilani Uwekoolani-AaronaDepartment
(Samuel Enoka Kalama Intermediate)
N/A (Policy 203-4 and Educator Effectiveness System)Comment
Sandy WebbDepartment
(Mililani High School)
N/A (Policy 203-4 and Educator Effectiveness System)Comment

Jodi Perir testified on behalf of Andrea Eshelman, Deputy Executive Director, Hawaii State Teachers Association (“HSTA”). Eshelman’s testimony addressed the Educator Effectiveness System (“EES”) and Board Policy 203-4, Teacher Performance Evaluation Policy (“Board Policy 203-4”) and noted that there are no restrictions on making changes to Board policy during collective bargaining negotiations. Eshelman’s testimony stated that the federal Every Student Succeeds Act’s (“ESSA”) provides an opportunity for flexibility in teacher evaluations to improve practice and student instruction.

Osa Tui, Teacher, McKinley High School, testified that Board Policy 203-4 restricts collective bargaining, asked how the Department of Education (“Department”) could better allocate resources for an appropriate evaluation system, and urged the Board to reconsider the policy.

Joan Lewis, HSTA, asked the Board to include the EES on a future agenda. Lewis testified as a member of the HSTA-Department Joint Committee and asked the Board to reopen conversations.

Laverne Moore, Teacher, McKinley High School, testified that the EES is hazardous to student achievement and demoralizing to teachers and that EES keeps good teachers from staying in the public school system.

Bobbye Yamamoto, Teacher, Castle High School, asked the Board to revise Board Policy 203-4 and address the EES because too much time is spent on test preparation and housekeeping matters and that there is not enough time for student-driven projects.

Kristie Miyamae, Teacher, Mililani Middle School, stated that ESSA created an opportunity to work collaboratively and requested the revision of the EES to improve morale and stop teachers from leaving the profession.

Alan Isbell, Teacher, Wailuku Elementary School, asked that the Department pay teachers enough to keep their jobs, make revisions to EES, and perform an audit of student testing.

Lokelani Han, Teacher, Kualapuu Elementary School, testified that teachers are degraded by the EES, stated there is a need for a helpful evaluation system, and that EES lacks a professional growth plan.

Corey Rosenlee, President, HSTA, requested changes to Board Policy 203-4 to address the EES, stated that the main component for a successful education system is trust, and suggested trusting teachers and adopting Finland’s system.

Peter Bowman, Teacher, summarized the written testimony from teachers. He stated that EES is a deterrent from the teaching profession, especially the student learning outcomes portion, that it is time and labor intensive and takes the priority away from students. Bowman stated that everyone wants to improve the education system and needs to work collaboratively.

Beatrice DeRego, Test Coordinator, Kahuku High and Intermediate School, testified that ESSA provides a great opportunity, asked the Board to allow teachers and students the opportunity to share their needs, and shared a personal experience helping a special education student with an extensive amount of testing.

Linda Elento, community member, shared her son’s experience in the special education program and opinion on the lack of inclusion. Elento stated that her son’s individualized education plan does not recognize access to general curriculum and asked that the Board put inclusion on the agenda for discussion.

Marcia Linville, community member, testified regarding a concern about school libraries and the number of librarians that will be removed as a result of the Weighted Student Formula. Linville stated 70% of students on Hawaii Island will have no access to a library and shared the testimony of a small school.

Vice Chairperson Brian De Lima stated that under EES, 93% of teachers were rated “effective” and “highly effective,” showing the capability of Hawaii’s educators. Vice Chairperson De Lima stated that the Board listens to testimony and wants to do what is best for schools.


III. Approval of Meeting Minutes of September 20, 2016

Note: The Board took agenda item III out of order before agenda item II (public testimony) but after agenda items VII.A-D (action items).

ACTION: Motion to approve the General Business Meeting minutes of September 20, 2016 (De Lima/Minn). The motion carried unanimously with all members present voting aye.


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

Note: The Board took agenda items IV.A-C out of order before agenda item II (public testimony) but after agenda item III (approval of minutes).

Finance and Infrastructure Committee Chairperson Grant Chun reported that the Committee deliberated on biennium budget matters and recommended adoption of the proposed budget.

Kathryn Matayoshi, Superintendent, provided a brief overview of the recent Leadership Symposium provided by the Leadership Institute and announced that Honowai will be 100% air conditioned, but that electrical use will be the same as before the air conditioning was installed because of efforts to use energy efficiencies. She also announced that October is National Principal’s Month and that Michael Harano was announced as the 2017 National Distinguished Principal by the Hawaii Association of Secondary School Administrators.

Board Members Patricia Bergin, Bruce Voss, and Margaret Cox summarized their experiences at their respective community meetings. Board Chairperson Mizumoto stated that Board Member Jim Williams attended the Waianae community meeting but had recently resigned from the Board. Board Chairperson Mizumoto took the opportunity to thank former Board Member Williams for all the good work and that he appreciated the insight, knowledge, and advice that former Board Member Williams shared with the Board.


V. Discussion Items Note: The Board took agenda items V.A-B out of order before agenda item II (public testimony) but after agenda items IV.A-C (reports of Board committees, Board members, and Superintendent).
Suzanne Mulcahy, Assistant Superintendent, Office of Curriculum, Instruction and Student Support (and former principal of Kailua Intermediate School and former Complex Area Superintendent of the Kailua-Kalaheo Complex Area), introduced Lanelle Hibbs, Kailua-Kalaheo Complex Area Superintendent, and Lisa DeLong, Kailua Intermediate School Principal.

Hibbs described the complex area’s cycle of professional learning. Instructional Leadership Teams are used to build culture and share leadership to support staff success. The teams share leadership at quarterly or bimonthly meetings by examining data, selecting instructional learning targets, and choosing powerful instructional practice. Teachers go on to the cycle of professional learning where they have resources to support them and are allowed the opportunity for safe practice with feedback. Hibbs stated that the Instructional Leadership Team is focused on student learning, strengthening practice, and building shared leadership capacity.

DeLong stated that Kailua Intermediate is an Advancement Via Individual Determination (“AVID”) school with a college-going culture. DeLong shared a video describing the school’s inclusion program using a co-teaching model and its influence on teaching and learning in the school.

Board Member Hubert Minn asked for clarification on graphic organizers. DeLong explained that there are eight different types of graphic organizers for students to utilize and track learning. Board Member Minn asked if students or teachers analyze the data. DeLong stated that both students and teachers track data.

Board Member Margaret Cox stated that, in her experience as a former principal, inclusion programs are great, and students enjoy having two teachers in the classroom.

Board Chairperson Mizumoto asked how the school’s successes can be scaled so that other schools may benefit. Hibbs stated that Department leadership has made efforts to share methods with other complexes. Schools participate in field trips to share bright spots with each other. DeLong added that Department heads communicate successes as well.

Board Chairperson Mizumoto asked what resources are needed to carry out the current work. Hibbs stated that partnerships are important, and the schools prioritize budgets to best fit the students’ needs. DeLong stated that it is not always about having more money but reallocating and redesigning with existing resources.

Board Chairperson Mizumoto asked DeLong whether she feels empowered and not bounded by limitations. DeLong affirmed that she feels empowered.

Board Member Cox asked if planning time is provided for teachers to work together. DeLong replied affirmatively and stated that they use professional development days and faculty meetings. She also explained how they found time to institute the program in the school. She explained that a year and half ago they started talking about this on a professional development day. They used faculty meetings, set up a live binder with data, read articles together and gave teachers time to meet and plan.

Stephen Schatz, Deputy Superintendent, stated that the school performance results report is available online for the public to see. Schatz stated that additional data points, besides reading and math were included.

Schatz stated that, in context of the Board and Department Joint Strategic Plan (“Strategic Plan”), internal and external data is used for decision making. The current Strive HI Performance System reports, do not have aggregated final scores, which is part of the transition to the new accountability system under ESSA. Schatz shared that another important aspect is that the Kaiapuni Assessment of Educational Outcomes (“KAEO”), the Hawaiian language assessment, scores for math and language arts were reported for the first time.

Schatz gave an overview with graphs to report on results. There were slight increases in college and career readiness scores with more students taking advanced courses and passing them. Schatz reported that along with KAEO scores, chronic absenteeism, advanced student performance, and five-year graduation rates were measured as well. The percentage of students attending college went from 50% to 56% and remediation rates in University of Hawaii community colleges decreased from 35% and 38% in 2009 to 25% and 28% in 2015.

Schatz discussed Smarter Balanced Assessment scores and showed 2016 versus 2015 “meeting” or “exceeding” scores in each grade level. Schatz mentioned that the assessment is recognized by nearly 200 colleges and universities. Overall, language arts saw a 3% increase on average year over year, which represents a 1% increase each year. Schatz showed cross-state comparisons and achievement gap statistics. Schatz stated that the achievement gap has not seen a lot of improvement but many initiatives are in progress.

Tammi Chun, Assistant Superintendent, Office of Strategy, Innovation and Performance, stated that the achievement gap shows the difference between low and high needs students. Chun stated that 57% of students are considered high-needs, and the population has grown by 38% over the past few years.

Schatz recognized Kaelepulu Elementary School for having 100% proficiency in the science category. Chun shared that Kaelepulu Elementary School also had 91% proficiency in English Language Arts and 83% in Math, demonstrating proficiency in a lot of different areas.

Schatz stated there was a slight increase in chronic absenteeism rates for elementary schools, which they were analyzing further. Schatz added that the School Quality Survey had an increased response rate, and the Department is working with the HE‘E Coalition to further increase the rate.

Board Member Minn stated that the achievement gap is widening and hoped that the Department will work to address the issue as soon as possible.

Board Member Cox suggested providing data on schools practicing inclusion versus school not practicing inclusion.

Vice Chairperson De Lima stated the growing achievement gap is a crisis and appreciated the idea of extending inclusion to all schools. He stated that the Bright Spots presentation was enlightening and showed that there are successes. Vice Chairperson De Lima stated that when there are budget discussions, the public has to understand that improving student achievement improves society and the economy in the long run. Vice Chairperson De Lima stated that it is important to invest early in a collaborative partnership. He appreciated the data and also stated that crisis may not be a strong enough word when talking about the achievement gap.

Student Representative Andre Lyn Mateo asked how long it takes to collect Smarter Balanced scores and if they are available to students. Chun explained that once students complete the test, scores are returned to the schools within two weeks and is made accessible to teachers and principals. Students and families receive the scores the following fall semester.

Board Member Voss stated that Smarter Balanced Assessment math scores showed a continuous decline in all grades and asked why. Assistant Superintendent Mulcahy described a few of the factors that could be impacting the math scores: when the standards were adopted, very little instruction material that was aligned with the standards existed; not all schools are on board; instructional shifts in Common Core math were significant; and many math teachers are not highly qualified in math. Mulcahy added that a variety of factors need to be examined to determine how to improve. Board Member Voss stated that the numbers are alarming and should be a focus for the Department.

Board Member Minn stated that the achievement gap has not improved in four years and should be addressed as a priority. Board Member Minn stated that more resources should be given to middle schools because it is a crucial time for students. Board Member Minn stated that the Department should return to the Board with a plan to address the problem. Mulcahy stated that the Department has a plan and will share it with the Board.

Board Chairperson Mizumoto asked what kind of goals are set up to close the achievement gap. Chun stated that a goal was not previously set because the Department needed trend data for goal setting.

Board Chairperson Mizumoto stated that it will benefit the Board to measure actual data versus goals and asked what Chun’s takeaway is on the fact that math achievement scores decrease as students advance in grade level. Chun stated that the data is comparable to other states. Board Chairperson Mizumoto stated that it is important to measure data against top performing states, not just the national average. He also stated that the data on AP and dual credit programs were great and suggested measuring how many students that received credit in high school graduated from college in less than four years.

Stacey Aldrich, State Librarian also stated that the libraries are here to support the schools and students in any way and referenced things like resources and spaces for students in public libraries.

Board Member Minn suggested the Department ask teachers for their thoughts on the achievement gap issue.


VI. Public Testimony on Board Agenda Items

Note: The Board took agenda item VI (public testimony on action items) out of order before agenda item II (public testimony) but after agenda item VII.A (action on memorandum of understanding between the Board and Kamehameha Schools).

Board Chairperson Mizumoto called for public testimony on the agenda items that the Board was considering for action. The following person provided oral testimony.

Name
Organization
Agenda Item
Position
Vanessa OttCommunity Member VII. C. Board Action on Finance and Infrastructure Committee recommendation concerning Department of Education’s proposed operating biennium budget for the 2017-2019 Fiscal BienniumComment

Vanessa Ott, community member, testified with a concern about the lack of discussion regarding increasing compensation for Hawaii’s teachers, that national reports show how poorly teachers are paid and that better pay and smaller class sizes will benefit students. Ott stated that the Leadership Institute needs more people and suggested online training and more mainland recruits. Ott stated that the Department’s budget process should be more transparent and all information should be made available online.


VII. Action Items

Note: The Board took agenda item VII.A out of order immediately after agenda item I (call to order) and before agenda item II (public testimony).

Board Chairperson Mizumoto expressed appreciation for Kamehameha Schools and the new collaborative memorandum as additional insight for the Strategic Plan moving forward.

Jack Wong, Chief Executive Officer, Kamehameha Schools, shared a brief background of Kamehameha Schools’ establishment and Bernice Pauahi Bishop’s legacy. Wong stated that Kamehameha Schools is committed to working with great partners to support student success. The new and transformative memorandum will give a clear understanding of a partnership to benefit students.

Waialeale Sarsona, Director of Community Engagement, Kamehameha Schools, stated that the memorandum is instrumental in Kamehameha Schools’ public school work.

ACTION: Motion to approve the Memorandum of Understanding (“MOU”) between the Board of Education and Kamehameha Schools, as attached to Chairperson Lance Mizumoto’s memorandum dated October 4, 2016, and to authorize Lance Mizumoto as Board Chairperson to sign the MOU on behalf of the Board (De Lima/Bergin). The motion carried unanimously with all members present voting aye.

Note: The Board took agenda items VII.B-D out of order before agenda item II (public testimony) but after agenda item VI (public testimony on action items).

Finance and Infrastructure Committee Chairperson Chun stated that the Committee deliberated on the Hawaii State Public Library System’s biennium budget and recommended adoption on the proposed budget as submitted by the State Librarian.

ACTION: Motion to adopt the Hawaii State Public Library System's proposed biennium budget for the 2017-2019 Fiscal Biennium, as described in State Librarian Stacey Aldrich’s memorandum dated October 4, 2016 (Finance and Infrastructure Committee/no second required). The motion carried unanimously with all members present voting aye.

Finance and Infrastructure Committee Chairperson Chun stated that the Committee deliberated on the Department’s biennium budget and recommended adoption on the proposed budget as submitted by the Department with the understanding that the Committee will entertain further discussion and clarification on areas of the budget.

ACTION: Motion to adopt the Department of Education's proposed operating biennium budget for the 2017-2019 Fiscal Biennium, as attached to the Department’s memorandum dated October 4, 2016, provided that the Finance and Infrastructure Committee will entertain further discussion and clarification on areas of the budget and the Board may request revisions to the budget as it deems appropriate or necessary (Finance and Infrastructure Committee/no second required). The motion carried unanimously with all members present voting aye.


Finance and Infrastructure Committee Chairperson Chun stated that the Committee deliberated on the Department’s biennium Capital Improvement budget and recommended adoption on the proposed budget as submitted by the Department.

ACTION: Motion to adopt the Department of Education's proposed Capital Improvements Program biennium budget for the 2017-2019 Fiscal Biennium, as attached to the Department’s memorandum dated October 4, 2016 (Finance and Infrastructure Committee/no second required). The motion carried unanimously with all members present voting aye.


VIII. Adjournment

Board Chairperson Mizumoto adjourned the meeting at 7:01 p.m.