HE’E Planning Meeting
Davies Pacific Center Conference Room 118A
July 12, 2011 1:30-3:30pm
1. Alan Oshima (TLC/HIPA)
2. Matt Lorin (TLC)
3. Cynthia Okazaki (PACT)
4. Wendy Kekahio (McREL)
5. Ormond Hammond (PREL)
6. Dave Tom (GBA)
7. Mary Weir (FACE)
8. Jennifer Dang (NPAC)
10. Clif Tanabe (LNG)
11. Ann Davis (HEM)
12. Gordon Miyamoto (DOE)
13. Cheri Nakamura (HEE)
14 Kathy Bryant (HEE)
15. Cherise Imai (DOE/JVEF)
16. Craig Chong (Fresh Leadership)
Everyone made introductions and provided updates on their respective organizations. Some highlights include.
- Concordia—definitely interest but it is up to entities like DOE/Ka‘u that would want to work with Concordia. HIPA looking more at long term strategy of Public Land Trust.
- C4 is working Family Engagement Policy for the complex. First meeting to take place on 7/14.
- Fresh Leadership recently finished strategic plan with Leilehua High.
- PACT Kaneohe Family Center is looking for continued funding as federal PIRC monies will stop.
- PREL and McREL doing work in Micronesia, will be there this weekend
- JVEF monies also coming to end but projects still on track-ongoing project with DODEA-E school system.
- FACE will head leadership training
- GBA looking to launch an early learning education campaign similar to Miami-Dade project
1:40-2:00 Staff Update
Cheri and Kathy gave updates on the following items
- PTSA Convention/Survey—turnout low-about 60 people, added some people to our distribution list. Passed out Appleseed Survey to see what parents thought about it.
- Pat Brown Meeting with Strive on Friday 7/14 1-3pm-Collaboration with KS
- BOE Meetings—opportunity for HE‘E to give input on various issues
- TLC opens new office #301
- Mary Vorsino calls frequently asking for comment—want to continue the relationship
- Matt Lorin gave an update on TLC micro grants
- Investment in Leadership Training
- Continued support of HEM
- PACT/DOE support for immigrant population-Ka‘u
2:00-2:20 Family Engagement Report
Ann Davis reported and distributed work on team’s prospective recommendations for BOE/DOE on current Parent Involvement Policy (BOE Policy 2403)
- Defining family involement/family engagement
- Recommending changes to Board Policy 2403
2:20-2:40 Policy Team Report
Dave Tom reported on progress of policy team—drafted a policy vetting process (distributed). Criteria by which policy team would evaluate were also presented—policy items can be generated internally or externally. There is also opportunity for HE‘E to provide comment to policy makers. For example, recent diploma item—HE‘E could weigh in with comments, not necessarily a vote yes or no. Group was fine with the process. Clif Tanabe did comment, however, how external issues would be vetted. Internal issues would be consistent with platform. Kathy Bryant responded that we would see how coalition members would respond to such external issues.
2:40-3:10 Town Hall Meeting Approach –Strategic Plan Focus-Work with BOE
Kathy Bryant reported about recent Board of Ed activities. One item that is on the Board’s priority list is reviewing the Department’s strategic plan. If HE‘E were to continue the Town Hall meetings, would we want to take this opportunity to ask community for input?
Group members did thought that continuing this town hall format with strategic plan response would not be fitting. Matt Lorin asked why the Board was delving into revising the strategic plan, since this was the department’s job. Kathy commented that the Board was working with a department team to make the adjustments. The goal is to tie plan to metrics that are measurable and also tie in financial benchmarks. Cheri mentioned that the Board wants input for the community so HE‘E has an opportunity to be medium by which community could respond.
3:10-3:20 Staff Recommendation–Letter to BOE requesting more information be posted.
Cheri mentioned that testimony was not being posted to allow for public to view information. Also during BOE meeting, public can only provide testimony on items on agenda. Therefore, there does not seem to be a lot of opportunity for general community input. Group felt that writing a letter would not be effective—might even seem adversarial. However, continued communication with the Board, to mention these kinds of things, would be helpful.
3:20-3:30 Closing-Meeting adjourned at 3:20pm.