Wai’alae School Governing Board

Wai’alae is governed by an 13-member (if fully staffed) board charged with the responsibility of oversight for financial, organizational, and academic viability of our school, implementation of the charter, and the independent authority to determine the organization and management of the school, the curriculum, virtual education, and compliance with applicable federal and state laws.  This governing board ensures that our school complies with the terms of the charter contract between the State of Hawai’i Public Charter School Commission and Wai’alae.  Board members are selected for expertise in a variety of areas, including legal and financial.

The mission of the WSB is to:
Provide leadership and direction for the school community to ensure that every child at Wai’alae School receives the very best education possible to prepare the student for the 21st century.

Members of the Wai’alae School Board (as of 8/22/17)

  • Rod Todorovich, Parent – Chair
  • Fiona Hayashi, Parent – Vice Chair
  • Saba Polakovic, Faculty/Staff – Secretary
  • Leila Shar, Community – Treasurer
  • Esben Borsting, Community
  • Yao Hill, Community
  • Kate Leary, Faculty/Staff
  • Justin Levinson, Parent
  • Tracie Kuuipo Losch, Parent
  • Sofia Nauwelaerts, Student
  • Kapono Ciotti, CEO [ex-officio non-voting]

Wai’alae School Board meetings are generally held on the fourth Wednesday of each month (unless otherwise noted.)  The meetings are held in the Maker Space, from 6pm to 8pm.  Meetings are open to the public and an agenda is posted at www.waialae.edu about a week prior to the meeting date.

To see a list of the current year’s meeting dates, please move your cursor over the “GSB” tab above and click on “Wai’alae School Governing Board Meeting Dates”.

The minutes of each Wai’alae School Board monthly general meeting are also posted at www.waialae.edu.  Minutes are posted only after they have been approved and accepted.

To view meeting meetings and agendas, please move your cursor over the “GSB” tab above and click on “Wai’alae School Governing Board Meeting Minutes & Agendas”.

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