Early Learning Board Meeting – January 19, 2024

Posted on Jan 12, 2024 in Board Agendas

Early Learning Board Meeting

Friday, January 19, 2024


1:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Main Site: CEED Center, KCAA

2707 South King Street, Honolulu, HI  96826

The public may attend the meeting in person or remotely via the ZOOM link (see below)

Meeting Chair will preside at the CEED Center, KCAA Location

Early Learning Board Mission: To support children’s academic and lifelong well-being by directing and supporting the EOEL for an effective, coordinated, high quality early learning system from prenatal to kindergarten entry.

I.   Welcome/Mission – Bob Peters                                                                                                                 1:30 – 1:35

II.  Board Membership Transition – Bob Peters, Matt Shim, Governance Subcommittee             1:35 – 1:55

                 a. Introduction of New Board Members

                 b. Plan: Current Board Member Transition

                      Outcome:  Information/Questions

III. Roll Call (Board Members) – Bob Peters                                                                                             1:55 – 2:00

                      Outcome:  Quorum Determination

IV. Review and Approve Minutes – Bob Peters                                                                                         2:00 – 2:05

                      Outcome:  Information/Questions Approve 12/14/23 Meeting Minutes

V. Public Comment* – Bob Peters                                                                                                                    2:05 – 2:15

                     Please Note:  2-minute time limit per speaker for comments related to agenda items.

VI. Executive Office on Early Learning – Director Arikawa-Cross & Staff                                         2:15 – 2:45

                    EOEL Updates Focus:  Pre-K Expansion & Roadmap

                                                                  Legislative Update

                                                                  National Council of State Legislators & House and Senate

                                                                         Legislative Briefing (Jan. 11, 2024)

                                    Outcome:  Information/Discussion as needed

VII. Subcommittee Reports

                      Governance Subcommittee – Matt Shim                                                                                2:45 – 3:15

                                     2023-24 Director Evaluation Goals Amendment

                                       Outcome:  Discussion & Action, Board Approval

VIII. Maui Early Childhood Status/Updates – Bob Peters                                                                  3:15– 3:30

                                       Outcome:  Information/Discussion

IX. Public Comment* – Bob Peters                                                                                                                     3:30 – 3:40

                                       Please Note:  2-minute time limit per speaker for comments related to agenda item

X. Member Updates – Bob Peters                                                                                                                        3:40– 3:50

XI. Review Agenda Outcomes/Announcements/Closing – Bob Peters/Kerrie Urosevich   3:50 – 4:00

        *Public comments must address items listed on the published agenda.

        Next meeting is tentatively scheduled for February 8, 2024, 1:30 – 4:00 pm.

Public Written Testimony addressing items on the agenda should be submitted via email to  [email protected] marked TESTIMONY in the title no later than 9:00 am on January 19, 2024, or mailed to Jordana Ferreira, Executive Office on Early Learning, Prince Jonah Kuhio Elementary, 2759 S. King Street, Room C8, Honolulu, HI, 96826.

Board Packets (Meeting Materials) are available on the EOEL/ELB Website at  https://rebrand.ly/ELB.

The ELB is resuming in-person meetings at the CEED/KCAA location with some Board members joining remotely.  The Public may attend the meeting in-person, or may join remotely using the link below:

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If you need auxiliary aids/service or other accommodation due to a disability, contact Jordana Ferreira at (808) 784-5350, or at  [email protected] as soon as possible.  Requests made as early as possible will allow adequate time to fulfill your request.  Upon request, this notice is available in alternative formats.

If the Zoom connection is interrupted during the meeting, the meeting will recess for up to thirty (30) minutes to allow staff to attempt to restore connectivity.  If the audiovisual connection cannot be restored, the meeting may reconvene with audio only using the phone information listed above.  If the connection cannot be restored within the thirty (30) minutes of interruption, the Board may continue the meeting by notifying the public of the date, time, and place of the meeting at early learning.hawaii.gov/about-us/early-learning-board/.  Otherwise, the meeting will be automatically terminated.

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