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“The Future of Education in Hawai’i – A Kaua’i Community Forum” is scheduled to be hosted by state Sen. Gary Hooser, D-Kaua’i-Ni’ihau.
The May 24 meeting will be held as a question and answer forum, and is to feature keynote speaker Hawai’i Congressman Ed Case, D-rural O’ahu, Neighbor Islands.
Also set to participate are Hawai’i legislators Sen. Norman Sakamoto, Chair of the Senate Committee on Education and Rep. Roy Takumi, Chair of the House Committee on Education, and other legislators.
Daniel Hamada, Kaua’i District Superintendent, state Department of Education is being invited, as well as Sherwood Hara, Kaua’i’s representative on the state Board of Education.
“It’s important for community to hear from the decision makers, and it’s equally important for decision makers to hear from community,” Hooser said in an interview with The Garden Island.
He said the forum will be set up as a panel discussion, and take questions from the audience.
At the forum, education-related legislation that was passed, and that failed, would be discussed, Hooser said, and that the forum is being held looking ahead to the next session of the Legislature, set to open in January 2004.
The forum is scheduled for Saturday, May 24 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Aloha Beach Resort’s Plumeria Garden Court.
Hooser said in a prepared release that he is encouraging local educators, parents, business leaders and community members to attend the meeting.
He said he believes the event will illustrate the state’s educational issues that are confronting state and congressional lawmakers, and the state Department of Education.
“It is important that everyone know what is being proposed to address these issues, and it is my intention to allow the community to help guide the decisions being made,” Hooser said.
Seating is limited. Those interested in attending are urged to contact the senator’s office manager, Mark Mararagan. Call (toll-free) 274-3141 ext. 6-6030, or e-mail to mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org.
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