HE’E Planning Meeting
August 14, 2012 9-11am
The Learning Coalition Office, 841 Bishop St. Suite 301
Zach Dilonno (LEJ/PPS), Craig Crisler, Mary Weir (FACE), Calvin Endo (Hawaii State PTSA), Clif Tanabe (LNG), Jenn Dang, Ann Davis (HEM), Christina Simmons (PACT), Karen Ginoza (FACE), Jacee Mikulanec (GBA), Jacob Karasik (TFA), Alex Teece (TFA), Cheri Nakamura (HE‘E)
9:00-9:10 Welcome and short introductions
9:10-9:40 Zach Dilonno’s presentation on Law and Economic Justice (LEJ) Education Issues (see HE’E LEJ Presentation 2012.08.14 for presentation)
9:40-10:10 Discussion on HE‘E Social Justice Issues
- CDC Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) data-High School Unintentional Injuries and Violence-Made a plan on how they would attempt suicide is more likely in Hawaii than in the US in 2011 (see link)
- Civil Beat Article “ School Bullies” Hawaii Still Struggling to Help Tormented Kids
Cheri asked the group, what are HE‘E’s next steps? Are there issues we can collaborate on with LEJ, other partners? Do we want to go to the BOE/DOE to ask specifically what is being done? Do we want to approach legislature?
The group’s feeling is that bullying issues won’t necessarily be solved from the top, ie with legislation. Karen Ginoza remarked that in her experience, each principal is different in the way they view bullying and handle it. Some principals won’t address it at all others will go out of their way to resolve.
Christina Simmons recently went to the Keiki Caucus where they discussed the YRBS data. Due to a BOE policy in which a student must get their parent’s permission to provide personal information, a lot of the data is skewed. There is under-reporting which implies that the data could be understated or overstated depending on the question. At the caucus, members agreed that this policy should be changed. HE‘E group members also agreed that in order to get an accurate picture, this policy should be changed. Clif Tanabe argued, even if we have better access to data, what exactly are we looking for? The group could not agree on a specific point, but did feel that the BOE policy should be overturned so that there would be more access to students responding to the survey. The group also agreed to go to the DOE and BOE to ask where they are on safe schools policy. They also wanted know about what character education programs are being implemented.
10:10-10:30 Member News
- Cheri Congratulations Calvin Endo of Hawaii PTSA! On August 10, 2012, Calvin Endo was honored as one of twelve PTA leaders as “Champions of Change” see link:
- HE‘E’s Growth Model Presentation on Olelo-available until the end of October. See link.
- Jacce Mikulanec– GBA thinking of possible candidate forum-what do planning team members think?
Members felt that doing a candidate forum around education would be positive for HE‘E. Cheri will continue discussions with GBA.
10:30-11:00 Networking and Other Business
- October 15 HE‘E Meeting in partnership with DOE on Metametric. See website link here.
Meeting adjourned 11:00am