Early Learning Board Meeting – March 9, 2023

Posted on Mar 3, 2023 in Board Agendas

Early Learning Board Meeting
Thursday, March 9, 2023
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 (masks required except in the upstairs meeting room) 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/Announcements – Bob Peters 1:30 – 1:35

II. Review and Approve Minutes — Bob Peters 1:35 – 1:40
Outcome: Action, Approve 02/09/23 Meeting Minutes

III. Public Comment* — Bob Peters 1:40 – 1:50
Please Note: 2-minute time limit per speaker for comments related to agenda items.

IV. Executive Office on Early Learning – Director Arikawa-Cross & Staff 1:50 – 2:20
Legislative Update, PDG B-5 Renewal Grant, Ready Keiki Roundtable
Outcome: Information & Discussion
EOEL Updates for March 2023
Link to EOEL Updates Slides

V. Subcommittee Report
Strategic Implementation Subcommittee – Ben Naki 2:20 – 2:35
Outcomes: Action, Approve Recommendations:
• Motion for ELB to approve a framework for the State Plan Dashboard
• Motion for ELB to approve the State Plan Dashboard prior to public posting

Governance Standing Subcommittee – Matt Shim 2:35 – 3:20
Outcome: Senate Bill 1022 (ELB Board Composition) Discussion of Testimony
Action: Approve Board Testimony
SB1022 Testimony Draft

VI. Institutional Analyst Update – Lane Tsuchiyama 3:20 – 3:30
Outcome: Information

VII. ELB Testimony Focus for EOEL Budget Requests – Bob Peters 3:30 – 3:40
Outcome: Discussion and Approval of Testimony Focus

VIII. Public Comment* — Bob Peters 3:40 – 3:50
Please Note: 2-minute time limit per speaker for comments related to agenda items

IX. Member Updates – Bob Peters 3:50 – 3:55
Outcome: Information

X. Review Agenda Outcomes/Announcements/Closing – Bob Peters 3:55 – 4:00

*Public comments must address items listed on the published agenda.
Next meeting is tentatively scheduled for April 13, 2023, 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 March 9, 2023, or mailed to Ashley Miura, 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://earlylearning.hawaii.gov/early-learning-board-meeting-march-9-2023/ 

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 and must wear masks except in the upstairs meeting room where it is optional, 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 Ashley Miura 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.

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