Monday, October 09, 2017


Please forward this to all Hawaiians and our supporters. 

We want to make you aware this Wednesday's OHA Resource Management Committee meeting, October 11, 2017 at 10 AM includes an action item for trustees to decide what they want to do about the CNHA grant and if they instead want to give funds directly to the charter schools by eliminating the "administrator" aka middle-man. 

Please encourage as many people as possible to come to the meeting and give public testimony before the Trustees go into Executive Session to discuss the matter privately with legal counsel

When the Trustees come out of executive session, they will vote on their recommendation during open session.

Please give a short and simple testimony that asks the trustees to all make the same decision.

Please speak slowly and deliberately look at each trustee in the eyes as you say their name.

Hereʻs all you have to say -

"Chair Hulu, Vice Chair Waihe`e, Board Chair Machado, Board Vice Chair Ahuna, Trustee Ahu Isa, Trustee Akana, Trustee Akina, Trustee Apo, Trustee Bob Lindsey, I humbly ask all of you to please rescind the CNHA Charter School grant and instead, give the charter school funds directly to each of the 17 Hawaiian Focused Charter Schools. Mahalo for your support."

That's all there is to it.

For those of you that cannot attend Wednesdayʻs meeting, please send an email to the trustees before Wednesday with the above message.

It is critical for everyone to repeat the same message in order to impress upon the trustees that everyone is united in a desire to financially support the charter schools directly.

Feel free to share this with your charter school contacts also.

Please contact OHA today -

Collette Machado - - (808) 594-1837
Bob Lindsey - - (808) 594-1855
Peter Apo - - (808) 594-1854
John Waihe`e Jr. - (808) 594-1876
Rowena Akana - (808) 594-1860
Keli`i Akina - (808) 594-1976
Carmen Hulu Lindsey - (808) 594-1858
Dan Ahuna - (808) 594-1751
Lei Ahu Isa - (808) 594-1857

Kamana'opono Crabbe -

OHA Headquarters - (808) 594-1835