Report Title:

Hawaii Educational Policy Center

Description:

Appropriates $75,000 for FY 2002-2003 as a grant-in-aid to the Hawaii Educational Policy Center.

THE SENATE

S.B. NO.

2069

TWENTY-FIRST LEGISLATURE, 2002

 

STATE OF HAWAII

 


 

A BILL FOR AN ACT

 

making an appropriation to the hawaii educational policy center.

 

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

SECTION 1. The future of Hawaii is dependent on the quality of education received by its residents. However, educational improvement cannot be successfully accomplished without the availability of current educational research. Policymakers need easy access to up-to-date educational research, reports, and other relevant information to make informed decisions.

The Hawaii Educational Policy Center (HEPC) was established by the Hawaii Institute for Educational Partnerships to prepare and distribute original educational research, and has a record of producing relevant educational research and reports to assist Hawaii policymakers.

SECTION 2. There is appropriated out of the general revenues of the State of Hawaii the sum of $75,000 or so much thereof as may be necessary for fiscal year 2002-2003 for a grant-in-aid to the Hawaii Educational Policy Center (HEPC) to prepare and distribute original research, reports, and summaries of existing research to help inform education policy in Hawaii; provided that the director of HEPC shall:

(1) Determine how to allocate these funds based on the direction of the board of directors of the Hawaii Institute for Educational Partnerships and the recommendations of the HEPC advisory committee; and

(2) Provide a report to the legislature on HEPC's research activities and funding acquired from other sources no later than twenty days prior to the convening of the regular session of 2004.

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

SECTION 3. This Act shall take effect on July 1, 2002.

INTRODUCED BY:

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