BOE to hear testimony on graduation requirements, discuss HSTA contracts in executive session

Hawaii Independent Staff

HONOLULU—Hawaii’s Board of Education (BOE) will be meeting on Tuesday, August 16 in the Queen Liliuokalani Building, 1390 Miller St., Room 404.

A joint committee informational briefing at 8:30 a.m. with the BOE’s Student Achievement Committee and Human Resource Committee will cover teacher evaluations and career development. BOE members will also be hearing public testimony.

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At 9:30 a.m., the Student Achievement Committee will hold a discussion on the Common Core Standards as well as the new Policy 4540 High School Graduation Requirements (beginning with the class of 2016). Parents, students, educators, and community members have raised concern about the policy reducing the number of required social studies credits for high school students from four to three.

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At 11:30 a.m., the Audit Committee will discuss the establishment of a Department of Education Internal Audit Charter and the corresponding Audit Policy Task Force. There will also be a presentation on the School Quality Survey process and on recent State statute amendments.

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At 1:30 p.m., the BOE will hold a general business meeting. A close-to-the-public executive session from 1:30 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. will be held to discuss the Hawaii State Teachers Association (HSTA) contract as well as “personnel matters.” Board members will also hear consultation from the Deputy Attorney General on Board powers, duties, privileges, immunities, and liabilities

The public will be allowed to rejoin the meeting at 2:15 p.m. to hear and testify on committee reports. The committee may take action on members of the Charter School Review Panel.

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