FINAL

STATE OF HAWAII
BOARD OF EDUCATION
GENERAL BUSINESS MEETING

MINUTES

Queen Liliuokalani Building
1390 Miller Street, Room 404
Honolulu, Hawaii 96813
Tuesday, July 5, 2016
1:30 p.m.


PRESENT:
Lance Mizumoto, Chairperson
Brian De Lima, Esq., Vice Chairperson
Patricia Bergin
Grant Chun, Esq.
Hubert Minn
Kenneth Uemura
Bruce Voss
Colonel Peter Santa Ana (military representative)

EXCUSED:
Margaret Cox
Jim Williams
Andrea Lyn Mateo (student representative)

ALSO PRESENT:
Kathryn Matayoshi, Superintendent
Stephen Schatz, Deputy Superintendent
Gary Suganuma, Esq., Deputy Attorney General, Department of Attorney General
Alison Kunishige, 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 1:30 p.m. II. Public Testimony on Board of Education (“Board”) Agenda Items

Chairperson Mizumoto called for public testimony. There was no public testimony at this time or written testimony received.

III. Approval of Minutes

ACTION: Motion to approve the General Business Meeting minutes of June 21, 2016 (De Lima/Chun). The motion carried unanimously with all members present voting aye.

IV. Reports of Board Committees, Board Members, and Superintendent
Kathryn Matayoshi, Superintendent, stated that the Board had been briefed on the Department of Education’s (“Department”) heat abatement efforts at a recent meeting and that the Department is preparing for the upcoming school year.

V. Public Testimony on Board Agenda Items

There was no public testimony at this time.

VI. Action Items
Board Chairperson Mizumoto stated that Board Member Brian De Lima served as an excellent Vice Chairperson during the past year. Board Chairperson Mizumoto stated that because the Board’s By-Laws require nomination of a Vice Chairperson each year, he nominated Board Member De Lima to again serve as Vice Chairperson of the Board for the 2016-2017 school year.

ACTION: Motion to elect Board Member Brian De Lima to serve as Vice Chairperson of the Board for the 2016-2017 school year (Mizumoto/Chun). The motioned carried unanimously with all members present voting aye.

Board Chairperson Mizumoto stated that he would take agenda item VI.B concerning the election of committee members with the following item VI.C concerning the election of committee chairpersons and vice chairpersons. Board Chairperson Mizumoto directed the Board Member to the table in the meeting materials displaying his proposals for committee assignments, both membership and officer positions.

For the Student Achievement Committee, Board Chairperson Mizumoto proposed Board Member Jim Williams be elected chairperson, Board Member Margaret Cox be elected vice chairperson, and Board Members Patricia Bergin, Grant Chun, De Lima, Hubert Minn, and Student Representative Andrea Lyn Mateo be appointed as standing members.

For the Finance and Infrastructure Committee, Board Chairperson Mizumoto proposed Board Member Chun remain chairperson, Board Member Kenneth Uemura be elected as vice chairperson, and Board Members De Lima and Bruce Voss, along with himself, be appointed as standing members.

For the Human Resources Committee, Board Chairperson Mizumoto proposed Board Member De Lima remain chairperson, Board Member Minn remain vice chairperson, and Board Members Bergin, Cox, Voss, and Williams be appointed as standing members.

For the Audit Committee, Board Chairperson Mizumoto proposed he remain chairperson, Board Member Uemura be elected vice chairperson, and Board Members De Lima, Chun, and Cox be appointed as standing members.

ACTION: Motion to elect the officers and appoint members as described in Exhibit A of the memorandum dated July 5, 2016 (De Lima/Bergin). The motion carried with all members present voting aye.

Item was discussed and action taken with agenda item VI.B.

ACTION: Motion to approve the Board general business meeting schedule for 2016-2017 School Year listed in Exhibit A of the memorandum dated July 5, 2016 (De Lima/Chun). The motion carried unanimously with all members present voting aye.

Board Chairperson Mizumoto stated that Board staff is attempting to schedule community meetings in the August-September timeframe, for the purpose of soliciting comments from the community on proposed revisions to the Department and Board Joint Strategic Plan. Board Chairperson Mizumoto asked the members to see the draft schedule in the meeting materials and stated that there should ideally be three Board Members at each meeting. Board Chairperson Mizumoto asked if there were any volunteers for open slots.

Board Member Minn mentioned he may volunteer for a Kauai meeting and would inform the Chairperson at a later date.

Board Member Bergin stated that she had discussed the Hawaii Island meeting with Board Member De Lima and had mutually decided to hold the meeting in Waimea. The Board had previously held community meetings in Hilo and Kona. Board Member Bergin stated that the meeting would be held at Kanu o ka Aina Learning Ohana’s offices and would confirm a date at a later time.

Board Chairperson Mizumoto asked the members to keep the meetings in mind and volunteer when possible.

ACTION: Motion to approve the list of community meetings with notation that the Hawaii Island meeting will be located in Waimea (De Lima/Chun). The motion carried unanimously with all members voting aye.

VII. Executive Session

ACTION: Motion to move into executive session to consult with Board’s attorney on the matters described on the agenda and deliberate on matters concerning the authority of persons designated by the Board to conduct labor negotiations (De Lima/Chun). The motion carried unanimously with all members present voting aye.

The meeting recessed at 1:41 p.m. and reconvened at 3:31 p.m.

VIII. Adjournment

Board Chairperson Mizumoto adjourned the meeting at 3:32 p.m.