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2019 0925, RM ELECTRONIC FOLDER

PHONE (808) 594-1888 FAX (808) 594-1868 4V..ç COMMITTEE ON RESOURCE MANAGEMENT “/‘ Dan Ahuna, Chairperson ( Robert K. Lindsey, Jr., Vice Chairperson Leina’ala Ahu Isa, At-Large Kalei Akaka, 0ahu Keli’i Akina, At-Large STATE OF HAWAII BrendonKalei’ainaLeAt-Large OFFICE OF HAWAIIAN AFFAIRS […]

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2019 0522, FINAL. BAE-RM MINUTES

[…] EKE is awell-known Hawaiian cultural organization, supporting cultural education initiatives through cultural programing, workshops, research, land management, curriculum development and scholarships. • This project will address the abuse of our coastal lands by engaging the community through loko i’a workdays […]

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2019 0925, FINAL. RM MINUTES

PHONE (808) 594-1888 FAX (808) 594-1868 STATE OF HAWAII OFFICE OF HAWAIIAN AFFAIRS MEETING OF THE COMMITTEE ON RESOURCE MANAGEMENT III. New Business A. Action Item RIvI #19-14: Action Regarding the Economic Development Policy Implementation Procedures B. Action Item RM […]

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Testimony for June 10, 2020 BOT meeting distributed 6 9 2020

[…] have proven to increase the number of Kanaka who desire to become teachers and return to teach in their community. Scholarships to reduce the cost of getting the bachelor’s degree and licensure will be critical to ensuring that more Native Hawaiians can afford auniversity education, especially during this critical downturn in Hawaii’s economy due to COVID. This testimony also supports the need for further professional development support for existing Native Hawaiian educators, especially given the additional stresses associated with the move from traditional classroom (in-person) environments to on-line avenues. Another critical need resides in helping teachers who desire to utilize/are already utilizing Hawaiian culture based approaches like the integration of ‘ike Hawai’i into teaching the core subject areas– English, Math, Science, and Social Studies. Although there are folks delivering this type of professional development, their capacity to support large numbers of teachers isnot equal to the number of requests. Such grants from OHA will help sustain and possibly expand these programs that have already shown significant increases in student performance in the areas of Math and English. Sincerely, Dr. Walter Kahumoku Ill Pili ‘Ohu Educators 1 Dayna Pa From: Taffi Wise – Sent: Monday, June 8, 2020 12:25 PM To: BOT Meetings Subject: TESTIMONY -JUNE 10, 2020 Attachments: 2O2OJunel 0Testimony OHA.pdf Aloha, Please find attached testimony in strong support of administrations recommendations for the OHA’s Board of Trustees Meeting Scheduled for Wednesday, June 10, 2020. Please contact me ifyou have questions. Mahalo piha, Taffi Wise 1 Via: BOTmeetins@oha.onz OHA TESTIMONY OHA’s Board of Trustees Meeting Scheduled for Wednesday, June 10, 2020, Date: June 8, 2020 To: Trustee Colette Machado, Chairperson Trustee Brendon Lee, Vice-Chairperson Trustees of the Office of Hawaiian Affairs and Staff From: Kanu oka Aina Learning Ohana on behalf of Na Lei Na’auao Hawaiian focused Charter Schools Re: STRONGLY SUPPORT Administration Recommended Actions Kanu oka ‘Ama Learning ‘Ohana is aNative Hawaiian Organization that serves Native Hawaiians throughout the State of Hawai’i. The piko of the communities we serve is the Hawaiian Focused Charter Schools(HFCS). They have created community-designed and controlled models of education that embrace Hawaiian cultural values, philosophies, and ideologies. Collectively, we believe in the indigenous right of self-determination and community control over education to promote educational interests grounded in traditional practices that advocate cultural vitality, environmental stewardship, and community sustainability. United, we are committed to sustaining lifelong learning through education thus preparing the children of Hawai’i to thrive in the modern world, free from oppression and with pride in their heritage. The public charter school movement serves as the venue for HFCS to pursue its quest for relevant learning experiences for haumãna. Despite aperpetual struggle to prove their worth to the State, HFCS students have risen above these challenges proving their resilience by demonstrating impressive results. Consequently, public education is being redefined because Na Lei Na’auao visionaries refuse to give up. We are accountable, transparent, we are still here, and our students deserve equitable and adequate resources for their education. OHA has continued to be one of our strongest advocates in self-determination and empowerment. OHA has believed in NLN Education with Aloha, validating our educational epistemology by investing 1.5 million annually for years, directly impacting over 4000 students each school year. Without the support of the Ali’i Trusts OHA and Kamehameha, we would not be in existence. Unfortunately, even with Covid-19 mandates, there has been no additional funding for charter schools received to date. They have been told by the Charter School Commission that Federal Impact Aid funds will be cut because of the pandemic which amounts to approximately $2.5 million, to expect per-pupil budget cuts and SPED allocation cuts. There has been no allocation of supplies, personal protection equipment, or funding with consistently vague responses about how charter school students and staff will receive support. The federal law requires the following reporting information be shared with the public, in response the DOE has set up an ESSA DASHBOARD. 2017-2018 Statewide Public Schools Expenditure Per Pupil $14,943 vs. Kanu oka Ama NCPCS $7,385. A charter school student tcceives 49% of DOE funding and that excludes facilities CIP and Debt Service. KALO fully supports the Administration Recommended Actions for Charter School financial support, major repairs and maintenance, and to increase Native Hawaiian teacher recruitment and retention. Education is the social injustice issue of this generation. Mahalo piha for everything you do for our students and charter schools. Ihope in the fttture we can work together to start anative charter school authorizer and systemically begin addressing the institutional racism that has plagued our keiki for years, making iteasier for our HFCS to thrive. $1442 BjFedera’ Furds $524 ByFederal Funds $13501ByStute Funds 06,862 ByStale Funds Dayna Pa From: Mapuana Waipa Sent: Tuesday, June 9, 2020 9:28 AM To: EDT Meetings Subject: testimony Attachments: OHA leka 6.9.20.docx Please find attached my testimony for tomorrow’s meeting: W. Mapuana Waipa Ihole ‘Ia no ka i’e Ike kau oka Ia. The time to cut designs in atapa beater iswhen the sun ishigh. Do your work when you can do your best. (Pukui 1164) Ke Ana La’ahana PCS PCS Director Website: kalpcs.com 1 STATE OF HAWAI’I ie Ana Laahna L)IJCh>O) June 9th 2020 Aloha mai eNa Alaka’i, Itishoped that all of you and your ‘ohana remain safe and healthy […]

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BOT Minutes June 10 2020 with attachments Approved

[…] have proven to increase the number of Kanaka who desire to become teachers and return to teach in their community. Scholarships to reduce the cost of getting the bachelor’s degree and licensure will be critical toensuring that more Native Hawaiians […]

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031021-BAE-Electronic-Folder_NoMinutes

[…] at p u b l i c sc h o o l s an d the University of Hawaii system, scholarships and educational loan repayments for medical students who practice in Hawaii for ten years, support for the family practice […]

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032321-RM-Electronic-Folder_NoMinutes

[…] RM #18- 12 amended the BOT Execu tive Policy Manual and the CEO no longer has authority to approve any scholarships, so that’s why the n/a . RM COMMITTEE MEETING Page 13 of 16 Minutes for 02/16/2021 DRAFT For Approval […]

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021621-RM-Minutes

[…] RM #18- 12 amended the BOT Execu tive Policy Manual and the CEO no longer has authority to approve any scholarships, so that’s why the n/a . RM COMMITTEE MEETING Page 13 of 16 Minutes for 02/16/2021 Are there any […]

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021621-RM-Electronic-Folder

[…] manager; shift charge nurse; nurse surgical suite general contractor; trailblazing nursing projects; professional presentations/grant funded programs; professional publications; professional memberships/ scholarships; volunteer activities. D. Applicant: Roberts “Bob” Leinau. Education: BA Pre-Med/Biology University of Southern California; Experience: Military: Hawaii National Guard […]

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012621-RM-ELECTRONIC-FOLDER

[…] shift charge nurse; nurse surgical suite general contractor; trailblazing nursing projects; profess ional presentations/grant funded programs; professional publications; professional memberships/ scholarships; volunteer activities. D. Applicant: Roberts “Bob” Leinau. Education: BA Pre-Med/Biology University of Southern California; Experience: Military: Hawaii National Guard […]

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