BOE Testimony Resources
EMAIL TESTIMONY TO THE BOARD OF ED BY:
NEXT BOE MEETING DATE
Send testimony to: testimony.BOE@boe.hawaii.gov
Email subject should be: “TESTIMONY”
To send anonymously: attach your testimony as a separate word doc, and in your email itself, ask that your personal info be kept confidential
First sentence of testimony: Explain that you are testifying on a specific item (refer to their agenda)
Re-using portions of earlier testimonies is great and saves time!
LIST OF POTENTIAL TALKING POINTS
Here are additional “talking” points that may enhance your conversations with others:
REGISTER TO TESTIFY VERBALLY AT THE MEETING
Google Registration Form to be posted later…
DEADLINE TO SIGN UP IS 15 MINUTES BEFORE MEETING STARTS
You will NOT be sent an email inviting you to log on to the meeting. Please use the instructions here to log into the meeting via WebEx.
Testimony is the first thing to occur in the meeting after brief opening remarks, so log on well in advance and be ready!
If you have trouble logging on, post in the Facebook group for assistance, and hopefully someone can help you!
Names will be called a few at a time, so you will know when you are a few spots away from your turn. You will get a brief audio check when called on before allowing you to begin. THEY WILL MOVE ON if you do not “respond” when called on for your turn.
You will have only about 2 minutes to testify (exact length TBA at start of meeting). Prep in advance for possible scenarios and mind your time!
Take a deep breath before you begin, and remind yourself to speak S-L-O-W-L-Y!
LISTEN TO THE BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING
The BOE’s official meeting link via WebEx can only hold 1000 participants, and previous meetings have sometimes reached “full house” capacity.
Instructions to log on to orally testify or Listen Live to the BOE Meeting:
BOE Website (Meeting Agenda usually posted around Friday before meeting):