Thursday, September 9, 2010

Berg cancels BOE: To Elect or Not to Elect, asks public to attend forum at UH Manoa instead

Rep. Lyla Berg has canceled the panel discussion Board of Education: To Elect or Not to Elect that was scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2010 at McKinley High School, and is asking everyone who planned to attend the event to instead attend a forum on the same subject sponsored by the League of Women Voters. Rep. Berg graciously canceled her planned event as the two events were scheduled at the same time.


"Because this issue is extremely important to us all and to the very future of secondary education in Hawai'i., I would ask everyone who was planning to attend my forum to attend the League of Women Voter' event," said Berg.

From a news release from the League of Women Voters - Hawaii: 

The Education Fund of the League of Women Voters will sponsor a forum to discuss the pros cons of the proposed constitutional amendment to change Hawaii's Board of Education member selection from elected to one that is appointed by the governor. The one-hour forum, moderated by Dean Avi Soifer, William S. Richard School of Law will be followed by 15 minutes of questions and answers and a wrap-up.
Forum members include:

• Benjamin Cayetano, former Governor of Hawai`i
• Joan Husted, former HSTA Executive Director
• Randy Roth, UH Law School professor
• Garrett Toguchi, Chair, Hawai`i State Board of Education.

Tuesday, Sept. 14
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
William S. Richard School of Law, Classroom 1.
Parking is available in the parking structure. Enter from Dole Street.
UH campus map at

The event is open to the public and will be taped by ‘┼îlelo, thus will be available for public viewing several times prior to the election on November 2. Please check www.lwv-hawaii.com for any updated information prior to the event.

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