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Our WMS Local Advisory Panel (LAP) usually meets on the 3rd Tuesday of the month from 4:30-5:30 PM.  All invited! 

Due to the COVID pandemic, meetings have been virtual via Google Meets.  If interested in attending, please email Patti_Cook@wmpccs.org 

Waimea Middle School’s LAP has concluded its monthly meetings for the 2020-2021 school year.  Meeting minutes are linked below.  Meetings have been virtual for the 2020-2021 school year but this has yet to be decided for the next school year.  Meeting dates for the new school year are tentatively as follows:  
  • July 27, 2021
  • Aug. 17, 2021
  • Sept. 21, 2021
  • Oct. 19, 2021
  • Nov. 16, 2021
  • Jan. 18, 2022
  • Feb. 15, 2022
  • March 22, 2022  
  • April 19, 2022
  • May 17, 2022     
Everyone in the school-community is welcome to all LAP meetings and time is set aside for input at every meeting.  Meeting agendas and minutes are posted on both the Ho’okako’o and school website.

For LAP member roster, meeting agendas and minutes please access the files here.

Purpose of LAP
When WMS became a public conversion charter school in June 2003, LAP became a very important part of school governance. LAP provides all stakeholders (families, faculty, staff and community) an opportunity to provide input, share concerns and support student learning. LAP is advisory. According to our Bylaws, LAP consists of 3 family members, 3 teachers, 2 classified staff, the school principal, and the community development director, Ho’okako’o Corporation staff and board members, and 5 community members. All representatives except community members are self-nominated and then an election is held by their respective stakeholder group. Once elected, these names will be forwarded by the principal to Ho’okako’o Corp. for affirmation.

LAP meets monthly - the date and times to be set at the start of each school year by the group. Meetings are occasionally rescheduled to avoid conflicting with holidays and other important meetings or school events. All meetings are open to everyone, and both the meeting dates and agendas are posted in advance on the school website. All meetings provide an opportunity for interested parties to speak and bring up issues or concerns.

Family members are asked to consider nominating themselves. Regular attendance at LAP meetings is required.

For more info, please call Principal Janice English (887-6090 Ext. 225), or Development Director Patti Cook (937-2833).

About Ho‘okāko‘o Corporation
Ho'okāko'o Corporation (HC) is a non‐profit charter management organization and local School Governing Board for three high quality, Hawaiian-focused charter schools, including Waimea Middle School. HC serves over 1,500 children in Pre-K through 12th grade from high-need communities on Oahu, Moloka’i, and Hawai’i Island. About 81% of Ho‘okako‘o students are from low-income families, and 69% are Native Hawaiian.

For more information, contact David Y. Gibson at (808) 983-3830 or email dgibson@hookakoo.org.

Ho‛okāko‛o Website www.hookakoo.org

Ho‛okāko‛o Board Members

Ho‛okāko‛o Board Meetings

About WMPCCS's Charter Contract
Waimea Middle received Charter Contract renewal in January 2020. 

WMS LAP Meetings have been virtual throughout the 2020-2021 school year.  Mahalo to all who participate to support our students and school-community.  
Pre-pandemic, a monthly WMS LAP Meeting - all invited!  
LAP members -- which includes representation of all school-community stakeholders -- meet regularly and participate in meaningful conversations that dig deep into the data and discuss best and promising practices as part of the Accreditation process of "continuous school improvement."  All invited.  
Patti Cook,
May 13, 2019, 8:48 PM
Steven Smith,
Aug 13, 2019, 10:05 PM
Patti Cook,
May 12, 2021, 5:39 PM
Patti Cook,
May 12, 2021, 5:47 PM
Patti Cook,
Aug 19, 2018, 7:55 PM
Patti Cook,
Aug 19, 2018, 7:56 PM