REPORT TITLE:
Education


DESCRIPTION:
Appropriates funds to establish student-teacher ratios for the
elementary grades.  (SD1)

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES                H.B. NO.           H.D. 1
TWENTIETH LEGISLATURE, 1999                                S.D. 1
STATE OF HAWAII                                            
                                                             
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                   A  BILL  FOR  AN  ACT

RELATING TO EDUCATION.


BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF HAWAII:

 1      SECTION 1.  There is appropriated out of the general
 
 2 revenues of the State of Hawaii the sum of $1 or so much thereof
 
 3 as may be necessary for fiscal year 1999-2000 and the sum of $1
 
 4 or so much thereof as may be necessary for fiscal year 2000-2001
 
 5 to limit class sizes for the elementary grades; provided that:
 
 6      (1)  Starting from the 1999-2000 school year, classes in
 
 7           grades kindergarten to two shall maintain student-
 
 8           teacher ratios of 20:1, for full-time or equivalent
 
 9           teacher positions;
 
10      (2)  Starting from the 2000-2001 school year, classes in
 
11           grade three shall maintain student-teacher ratios of
 
12           20:1, for full-time or equivalent teacher positions;
 
13           and
 
14      (3)  Starting from the 2001-2002 school year, classes in
 
15           grades four to six shall maintain student-teacher
 
16           ratios of 26:1 for full-time or equivalent teacher
 
17           positions.
 
18      SECTION 2.  The sums appropriated shall be expended by the
 
19 department of education for the purposes of this Act.
 

 
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 1      SECTION 3.  This Act shall take effect on July 1, 1999.