Report Title:

DOE; Counselors

Description:

Appropriates funds for hiring counselors and college counselors at the public schools based on student population.

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

H.B. NO.

1880

TWENTY-FIRST LEGISLATURE, 2002

 

STATE OF HAWAII

 


 

A BILL FOR AN ACT

 

RELATING TO EDUCATION.

 

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

SECTION 1. The legislature finds that the public schools are understaffed in regular counselors and college counselors. The legislature also finds that it is equitable for the department of education to distribute staffing based on student populations at the public schools in line with the recommended ratios of the American School Counselor Association. The purpose of this Act is to provide funding for additional counselors in all public schools and for college counselors in all public schools based upon the student population.

SECTION 2. There is appropriated out of the general revenues of the State of Hawaii the sum of $          , or so much thereof as may be necessary for fiscal year 2002-2003, for the hiring of additional counselors in the public school system.

SECTION 3. The sum appropriated shall be expended by the department of education for the purposes of this Act.

SECTION 4. This Act shall take effect on July 1, 2002.

INTRODUCED BY:

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