Local Advisory Panels (LAP)

Ho‛okāko‛o Corporation, as the Local School Board, governs and sets policy at the three public conversion charter schools. To enhance meaningful community participation in our schools, the Ho‛okāko‛o board appoints Local Advisory Panels (LAPs) in our local communities. The LAPs advise the governing board and partner with the school to leverage community resources and partnerships to create high quality, culturally relevant public education.  Our schools serve a proportionately higher number of students with diverse learning needs and families from disadvantaged communities. Our community partnerships are invaluable to creating and maintaining safe, nurturing and rigorous Pre-K – 12 education programs. 

 

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

 

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

 

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: How to File a Complaint, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

 

  1.  mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

  2. fax: (202) 690-7442; or

  3. email: program.intake@usda.gov.

 

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.