REPORT TITLE:
Education


DESCRIPTION:
Requires department of education to set appropriate teacher and
counselor to student ratios, and to adjust staffing at schools
with disproportionate at risk students.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
                                                        
THE SENATE                              S.B. NO.           869
TWENTIETH LEGISLATURE, 1999                                
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.  Chapter 302A, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is
 
 2 amended by adding a new section to be appropriately designated
 
 3 and to read as follows:
 
 4      "302A-    Teacher and counselor to student ratios; at risk
 
 5 students.  (a)  The department shall set appropriate teacher to
 
 6 student ratios and counselor to student ratios to promote
 
 7 effective learning and development of students.
 
 8      (b)  The department shall adjust the staffing of teachers
 
 9 and counselors at schools with a disproportionate number of
 
10 at-risk students, so that schools with a higher than average
 
11 percentage of at-risk students have an adequate number of
 
12 teachers and counselors to teach and counsel at-risk students.
 
13 As used in this subsection, "at-risk students" means students
 
14 with a family court record or failing grades, or both, or who
 
15 need special motivation with particular attention paid to them."
 
16      SECTION 2.  New statutory material is underscored.
 
17      SECTION 3.  This Act shall take effect upon its approval.
 
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19                           INTRODUCED BY:  _______________________