About the Board
The KPPCS governing board aims to listen closely to community members for helpful suggestions. Please connect with a board member to share your hopes, dreams, ideas, concerns, or questions about Kona Pacific Public Charter School. Board members are available via email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Governing Board FAQs
- What is the role of the governing board in a Hawaii charter school?
The roles and responsibilities of a charter school’s governing board are defined in Hawaii law. According to the Employment Law Division of the Attorney General’s office, the governing board is the statutory (legal) employer of all staff at the school. This means that the governing board is ultimately responsible for the policy and administration of the school and its staff.
Specifically, Section 302D-12(f), HRS) provides that the Governing Board shall be the “independent governing body” of its charter school and shall have “independent authority to determine the organization and management of the school, the curriculum, virtual education, and compliance with applicable state and federal laws
HRS, Section 302D-1, also provides that charter school boards shall have the flexibility and independent authority to implement alternative frameworks with regard to curriculum, facilities management, instructional approach, virtual education, length of the school day, week, or year, and personnel management.
Accordingly, while the Governing Board may (and should) delegate supervisory and personnel functions to school specific employees such as a Director, it is the Governing Board that is ultimately responsible for both policy and administrative functions and is it is absolutely obligated to closely oversee both functions.
Do you have more questions about the governing board? Please send your questions to email@example.com
Zachary Hosler President
Bryant Ching Vice President
Todd Gettleman Treasurer
Jackie Sabin Secretary
There are three categories of members: Employees of Kona Pacific PCS, Community Representatives, and Parents of Kona Pacific PCS Students.
Members are elected to a two-year term. The new term begins on July 1 of every year. If a member is appointed to fill a vacancy, that term may last less than two years, depending on circumstances.
Meetings are open to all; community input and support is essential to the success of our school. To request the addition of an agenda item, please e-mail the Board Secretary at least ten days prior to the meeting. If you cannot attend in person, please submit your input two days prior to the meeting.
The Board meeting schedule for SY 2019-20 is listed below. All meetings are now held at 3:30 pm unless otherwise noted.
Meetings are held on campus, which is located directly behind and above Kona Community Hospital. Check in at the school office for directions to the meeting room. (Map)
Meeting Minutes & Agendas
Agendas are published at least one week prior to each meeting, and minutes are published after the following month’s meeting.