The State Public Charter School Commission or “the Commission” is the State of Hawaii’s statewide charter school authorizer. The mission of the Commission is "to authorize high-quality public charter schools throughout the State". The Commission is a diverse and talented group of leaders appointed by the Hawaii Board of Education on an unpaid, volunteer basis.
The Commission is made up of nine members, all of whom are statutorily required to meet the following qualifications:
Commitment to education. Each member's record demonstrates a deep and abiding interest in education, and a dedication to the social, academic, and character development of young people through the administration of a high performing charter school system.
Record of integrity, civic virtue, and high ethical standards. Each member demonstrates integrity, civic virtue, and high ethical standards and is willing to hold fellow Commission members to the same.
Availability for constructive engagement. Each member is committed to being a conscientious and attentive Commission member.
Knowledge of best practices. Each member has an understanding of best practices in charter school educational governance or is willing to be trained in such.
To contact the Commissioners, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Commission Bylaws and Committee Charters (click below to open)
Bylaws (revised August 8, 2019)
Administration & Operations Committee Charter (revised August 8, 2019)
Applications Committee Charter (revised August 8, 2019)
Performance & Accountability Committee Charter (revised August 8, 2019)
The Commission Committees and Appointments
Performance & Accountability Committee
Makalapua Alencastre, Chairperson
Jill Baldemor, Vice Chairperson
Terry Holck, Cathy Ikeda, John Kim, and Matthew Kodama Committee Members
Administration & Operations Committee
Harald Barkhoff, Chairperson
Matthew Kodama, Vice Chairperson
Shannon Cleary, Mitch D'Olier, Terry Holck and John Kim, Committee Members
Shannon Cleary, Chairperson
Mitch D’Olier, Vice Chairperson
Makalapua Alencastre, Jill Baldemor, Harald Barkhoff and Cathy Ikeda, Committee Members