Report Title:

School personnel

 

Description:

Requires principals to have not less than 5 years of appropriate school-level experience of which at least 3 years have been as a teacher. Requires vice-principals to have appropriate school-level experience as determined by the department. Authorizes the DOE, on a case-by-case basis, to waive the certification requirements and school-level experience for vice-principal candidates with appropriate administrative experience. (HB469 CD1)

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

H.B. NO.

469

TWENTY-FIRST LEGISLATURE, 2001

H.D. 2

STATE OF HAWAII

S.D. 1

 

C.D. 1


A BILL FOR AN ACT

 

RELATING TO SCHOOL PERSONNEL.

 

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

SECTION 1. Section 302A-605, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended to read as follows:

"302A-605 Principals and vice-principals. (a) Principals [and vice-principals] shall meet the department's certification requirements and shall have [served as a teacher for a period of not less than five years.] not less than five years of appropriate school-level experience of which at least three years shall have been as a teacher.

(b) Vice-principals shall meet the department's certification requirements and shall have appropriate school-level experience as determined by the department.

(c) On a case-by-case basis, the department may waive the certification requirements and school-level experience for vice- principal candidates with appropriate administrative experience. The department shall establish criteria and reasons for waivers pursuant to chapter 91."

SECTION 2. Statutory material to be repealed is bracketed and stricken. New statutory material is underscored.

SECTION 3. This Act shall take effect upon its approval.