Planning Meeting Agenda
The Learning Coalition
1. Debbie Berger (TLC)
2. Dave Tom (GBA)
3. Karen Ginoza (FACE)
4. Cynthia Okazaki (PACT)
5. Christina Simmons (PACT)
6. Jennifer Dang (NPAC)
7. Bill Reeves (TLC)
8. Kathy Bryant (HE‘E)
9. Pamela Young
10. Rockwell Fukino (HALOS)
11. Jean Silvernail (USPACOM)
12. Cheri Nakamura (HE‘E)
1. Discussion on HE’E Strategic Plan/Benchmark Indicators
Group continued discussion on HE‘E’s strategic plan. Group agreed we should update the plan and decide on some indicators to measure success.
Board of Education is also reviewing the Department of Education’s strategic plan and benchmark indicators to evaluate whether they both are in line. It is a great opportunity to be reviewing some of the indicators for HE‘E, which may overlap with some of the benchmarks for the Board. HE’E’s policy team is also interested in providing input for the Department’s strategic plan so the exercise would be useful for policy team as well
Group felt that we could start with indicators that were being looked at by other organizations. The Strive indicators were brought up as a possible starting point. Every group in HE‘E will have a slightly different view on what is important so it would be useful to have a collective conversation. Initial ideas included broad areas in:
1. Academic Achievement
5. Community/Family Engagement
6. Civic Responsibility
Group agreed to follow up in a separate meeting.
2. Workgroup Reports/Discussion
Policy-Rep Takumi’s Feedback
Staff met with Representative Takumi and got an update on some possible themes for upcoming session.
1) End of Junior Kindergarten-public private pre-school system
2) Extended Learning Time-second phase
3) Charter School Task Force
4) Bullying-Will likely be handled by judiciary committee
5) Policy audit-already going on with task force
6) Student voting member on the BOE
Group did not comment specifically on any area. Staff mentioned that BOE is handling more of the policy issues than it used to so it may be useful to pay closer attention to what is going on at the BOE.
School Leadership-SQS Follow up
Staff updated group on work done by School Leadership Team and Policy Team on the DOE’s School Quality Survey. Comments were sent in to the Department. If there were additional comments we could forward to BOE. Group agreed to forward comments to BOE to close the circle. However, there is still question about the purpose of the survey and how it is used. So while HE‘E has made comments on the existing survey, we also want to point out that we have concerns about the overall purpose of the current SQS.
Family Engagement-Progress on Recommendations to the DOE
Family Engagement Team had been working on reviewing current Parent Involvement Policy (BOE Policy 2403). However, since the Casltle Complex Community Council (C4) s also working on a family engagement policy for the complex, HE‘E’s team took a pause to see what the C4 had developed. Matt Lorin gave an update; the policy language and framework had been decided on. C4 is still working on next steps.
Jennifer Dang may be able to step in leadership position, focusing on health and wellness and looking at the whole child. She introduced the product, Zamzee, which is an activity monitor for teens, with research and development by HopeLab. Public showing in Hawaii on September 30
3. Networking Opportunities/Announcements
Rockwell Fukino of Hawaii Athletic League of Scholars spoke briefly about this football league, which incorporates good sportsmanship (Positive Coaching Alliance), a focus on academic achievement, and requires parents to be engaged.
1. FACE parent leadership training for Farrington Complex in 9/24 and 11/19 9am to 3pm
2. Windward Ho‘olaule‘a 10/1 Windward Community College
3. Hawaii Association of Middle School Conference 10/15/11-Looking for Vendors
Meeting Adjourned 11:30am