Report Title:

School Complex; Overcrowded; Waivers

Description:

Requires DOE to offer students eligible for free or reduced cost school lunch a subsidized school bus fare to their new school for a period not to exceed one year when they are forced to transfer schools because of redistricting. Appropriates money to pay for the subsidized bus fares. Requires DOE to delay school complex redistricting for one year and grandfather current residents in Mauka Lani school district. Appropriates funds for a security guard at Barbers Point elementary school. (SB1567 HD1)

 

THE SENATE

S.B. NO.

1567

TWENTY-FIRST LEGISLATURE, 2001

S.D. 2

STATE OF HAWAII

H.D. 1


 

A BILL FOR AN ACT

 

relating to school complexes.

 

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

SECTION 1. Chapter 302A, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended by adding a new section to be appropriately designated and to read as follows:

"302A- Student transfers due to overcrowded schools within school complexes. When the department deems redistricting to be required due to overcrowding in a school, and a student is forced to transfer schools within a school complex based on such redistricting, the department shall offer students eligible for free or reduced cost school lunch a subsidized school bus fare to their new school for a period not to exceed one year. This fare shall be determined at the discretion of the superintendent."

SECTION 2. The department of education shall delay for one year the current redistricting plan for school complexes. All current homeowners within the Mauka Lani elementary school district as of the date on which this Act takes effect shall be grandfathered into that district under the current redistricting plan. Subsequent homeowners in this area shall be assigned to appropriate schools as determined by the department of education.

SECTION 3. There is appropriated out of the general revenues of the State of Hawaii the sum of $1 or so much thereof as may be necessary for fiscal year 2001-2002 for costs associated with the subsidized bus fare required by this Act.

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

SECTION 4. There is appropriated out of the general revenues of the State of Hawaii the sum of $1 or so much thereof as may be necessary for fiscal year 2001-2002 for one full-time equivalent (1.00 FTE) security guard position to be assigned to Barbers Point elementary school.

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

SECTION 5. New statutory material is underscored.

SECTION 6. This Act shall take effect on July 1, 2001.