Honolulu, Hawaii
                                                   , 1999

                                 RE: H.B. No. 1094
                                     H.D. 1

Honorable Calvin K.Y. Say
Speaker, House of Representatives
Twentieth State Legislature
Regular Session of 1999
State of Hawaii


     Your Committee on Education, to which was referred H.B. No.
1094 entitled: 


begs leave to report as follows:

     The purpose of this bill is to create educational
alternatives for public school students who are expelled,
suspended, or whose presence on campus has been determined to be
a disruption or a detriment to the educational process.

     Dawson Health Services endorsed the bill.  Testifying in
support of the intent of the bill, the Department of Education
(DOE) suggested an amendment.  While testifying in opposition to
the bill, the Hawaii State Teachers Association agreed that there
is a need for alternative schools, but expressed a concern for
the implementation of this project.

     Your Committee finds that laws have been passed to make
campuses safer for students and staff by authorizing the DOE to
give long-term suspensions to students who commit serious
offenses.  However, there are limited options in the community
for providing education to these students.  This bill creates
additional options that would be available to principals who
suspend or expel students.  

                                 STAND. COM. REP. NO. 450
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     Your Committee agrees with the suggestion made by the DOE.
The bill has been amended by:

     (1)  Requiring sound instruction to be provided using
          curriculum materials that are aligned with the Hawaii
          Content and Performance Standards; and

     (2)  Making technical, nonsubstantive revisions for purposes
          of style and clarity.

     As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your
Committee on Education that is attached to this report, your
Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No.
1094, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second
Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 1094, H.D. 1, and
be referred to the Committee on Finance.

                                   Respectfully submitted on
                                   behalf of the members of the
                                   Committee on Education,

                                   KEN ITO, Chair