New Board of Education called ‘unavailable, inaccessible’

HONOLULU — We’re only three meetings in, but the new appointed Hawai‘i State Board of Education is already being accused of discouraging public participation in its meetings.

Maralyn Kurshals, the Leeward representative on the former elected board, told Gov. Neil Abercrombie’s appointees at a Tuesday board meeting that she believes the board’s policies have made it harder for people to be involved in the policymaking process. She cited three reasons:

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