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Committee

Standing committees of the board and names of committee chairs are listed below.  Community members who wish to join a committee should contact the chair of that committee for further information.

For further information, please refer to: Board Governance Policy I-6. Committees

Enrollment Committee

Chair – Shawnna Wataoka

Responsibilities

  1. Formulating revisions to the Governing Board policy on enrollment at the request of the Governing Board;
  2. Ensuring that enrollment procedures are consistent with the enrollment policy;
  3. Ensuring that on-going enrollment actions are consistent with the enrollment policy, the Lanikai school enrollment procedures, and in compliance with Federal and State laws and regulations;
  4. Making recommendations to the school administration concerning enrollment procedures.

 

Meetings
The committee meets as needed depending upon the work to be accomplished.

Membership
Committee membership may include, but is not limited to:

  1. A Governing Board member other than the school director;
  2. Two teachers selected in accordance with the 2006-08 HSTA collective bargaining agreement, Article 6;
  3. Two parents, one who resides in the school attending area, and one parent of a student enrolled as a geographic exception;
  4. The Parent-Community Network Coordinator (PCNC);
  5. The school registrar;
  6. The school director, ex officio, who may not serve as chair.

Policy Committee

Chair – Dr. Philip Whitesell

Responsibilities

  1. The Policy Committee drafts new policies on a range of topics as directed by the Governing Board.  This committee may work with other board committees in drafting policies.
  2. The Policy Committee revises existing policies at the direction of the Governing Board.
  3. The Policy Committee reviews existing and new policy statements for consistency in substance and format and may recommend amendments to existing policies.
  4.  The Policy Committee maintains a file of current policies.

 

Meetings
The Policy Committee meets on an as-needed basis depending on work to be done.

Membership
In keeping with the Board policy on representative membership of committees, the Policy Committee attempts to include at least one Governing Board member, one teacher, one staff, one parent or community member and the school director, ex officio.

Strategic Planning Committee

Chair – Ed Noh

Responsibilities

  1. Developing and recommending long range (e.g., five years) and short range (e.g., one year) action plans for school improvement. Such plans are requested by the board and based upon the school vision and mission statement. These plans coordinate goals and plans developed by other board committees such as facilities, finance or enrollment. The strategic plans guide administrative decisions and actions and serve as an overall guide for other planning within the school.
  2. Communicating plans to all involved members of the school community.
  3. Monitoring the school’s progress toward carrying out plans.
  4. Gathering information concerning the effectiveness of action plans, i.e., what were the results of implementing the plan.
  5. Evaluating and revising plans on the basis of their effectiveness.  The strategic plan should be evaluated and, if necessary, revised annually.

 

Meetings
The committee meets on an as needed basis depending upon the work to be done.

Membership
Membership of the SPC includes the principal, at least one Governing Board member, one lower elementary and one upper elementary teacher, and other members of the school community. Members of the SPC should have particular interest or experience in educational planning.

Health and Safety Committee

Chair – Lindsey Lowe

Responsibilities
The Health and Safety Committee, required at each public school by federal law, operates at Lanikai to fulfill two primary purposes:

  1. to support both school and parents in providing the diet and physical activities that are most  beneficial to the health of our students, and
  2. to support the administration and teachers in ensuring that effective plans are in place to deal with any emergencies or natural disasters.

Meetings
The task groups meet on an as needed basis depending upon the work to be done.

Membership
The committee seeks to enroll staff and parents who have a particular interest in either of the two areas of endeavor. Each member of the committee focuses on one or the other of these areas, organized into two Task Groups:
Health, Nutrition, and Wellness Group; and Safety, Emergency, and Drills Group.

Finance Committee

Chair – Kim Hanson

Responsibilities

  1. Provide oversight for maintenance of financial records
  2. Report the monthly financial status to the Governing Board
  3. Prepare budget for the board’s approval
  4. Arrange for a regular audit of the financial records, as directed by the board.

 

Meetings
Committee meets once a month at a time and place agreed upon by  the board and committee.Members must have knowledge of financial management requirements.  Members must also have the ability to work as a trusted team member with willingness to give support to other committee members.  The board treasurer and the school’s business manager are members of the committee.

Membership
Members must have knowledge of financial management requirements.  Members must also have the ability to work as a trusted team member with willingness to give support to other committee members.  The board treasurer and the school’s business manager are members of the committee.

Facilities Committee

Chair – TBA

Responsibilities

  1. Advise and recommend to the Board policies and projects related to the maintenance and development of school facilities.
  2. Advise and support the administration with regard to facilities issues and projects.
  3. Support and encourage other members of the committee.
  4. Lend professional and personal support to the school director.
  5. Provide responses to all requests in matters pertaining to facilities.
  6. Review suggestions and opinions regarding the needs of students, administration, and the Governing Board pertaining to facilities.

 

Meetings
The task groups meet on an as needed basis depending upon the work to be done.

Membership
Members may include staff and parents. If possible, members should have knowledge or experience in construction, electrical, or other areas of grounds and facilities management. Members follow through with research and provide information to the committee chair for dissemination.

Resource Development/Grants Committee

Chair – TBD

Responsibilities

  1. Create and manage annual giving campaign targeting current parents, Lanikai community, ‘ohana, and alumni;
  2. Manage donation database and oversee thank you letters and donor relations;
  3. Work with local and national merchants, corporations, and foundations to create mutually beneficial relationships and secure gifts and grants;
  4. Coordinate with Auction Procurement Lead with LSO on managing contacts with donors and sponsors for silent auction;
  5. Oversee the creation and management of a database containing Lanikai students and school honors, awards, recognition, and test scores;
  6. Coordinate with the LSO to ensure silent auction and other smaller fundraising events/programs are successful and align with the school’s and committee’s vision;

 

Meetings
The committee meets as needed depending upon the work to be accomplished.

Membership
Committee membership shall include at least eight members selected from the following categories: School Director, Governing Board Member, other faculty or staff member, parents, and community. Each category must be represented. One member may represent two categories