Report Title:

UH; tuition waivers; special education; education administration

 

Description:

Authorizes tuition waivers for special education and education administration majors at the University of Hawaii.

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

H.B. NO.

1030

TWENTY-FIRST LEGISLATURE, 2001

 

STATE OF HAWAII

 


 

A BILL FOR AN ACT

 

RELATING TO THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII.

 

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

SECTION 1. The legislature finds that there is a critical shortage of education administration officers and special education teachers in the State's public and private school systems. The purpose of this Act is to encourage, recruit, and retain qualified personnel to fill these positions.

SECTION 2. Chapter 304, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended by adding a new section to be appropriately designated and to read as follows:

"304- Special education teacher and education administration officer incentive program; tuition waiver. (a) In addition to any other tuition waivers provided under this chapter, there is established a special education teacher and education administration officers incentive program at the University of Hawaii to provide tuition waivers to upper division level undergraduates and first year graduate level students who pursue an academic curriculum which would qualify them as special education teachers or education administration officers in Hawaii's public and private schools.

(b) To be eligible for a tuition waiver, an applicant shall agree in writing that they will pursue a field of study leading to a degree in special education or education administration and that they will seek and maintain employment in their chosen field of study for a period of not less than three years in the public or private schools of the State.

(c) The board of regents shall adopt rules as necessary pursuant to chapter 91 to effectuate the purpose of this section and address the following requirements:

(1) Criteria for fulfilling an applicant's obligation to teach or serve as an administrator; and

(2) Payback criteria and procedures for applicants who do not fulfill their obligation to teach special education or work as education administration officers.

(d) Tuition waivers granted under this section are not cumulative and may not be granted to an applicant who is the recipient of any other waiver provided under this chapter."

SECTION 3. New statutory material is underscored.

SECTION 4. This Act shall take effect on July 1, 2001.

 

INTRODUCED BY:

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