Report Title:

New Century Charter Schools; Teachers; Tenure & Service Credit

 

Description:

Allows probationary public school teachers who transfer to charter schools to earn up to 4 semesters of probationary credit toward tenure. Allows tenured public school teachers who transfer to charter schools to earn and accrue service credits as if they were in their regular teaching positions.

 

THE SENATE

S.B. NO.

2202

TWENTY-FIRST LEGISLATURE, 2002

 

STATE OF HAWAII

 


 

A BILL FOR AN ACT

 

relating to New century charter schools.

 

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-   New century charter schools; transfer of public school teachers. (a) The board of education, in accordance with chapter 89, shall negotiate with the exclusive representative of bargaining unit 5 to provide licensed, tenured and probationary public school teachers who transfer to new century charter schools with the benefits described in subsections (b) and (c).

(b) Licensed, tenured public school teachers who transfer to new century charter schools shall:

(1) Continue to earn and accrue service credits as if they were in their regular teaching positions; and

(2) Be placed in the appropriate range/step of the salary schedule as if they had remained in service when they return to the department.

(c) Licensed, probationary public school teachers who transfer to new century charter schools shall be allowed to earn up to four semesters of probationary credit toward tenure; provided that:

(1) Tenure shall be granted only upon a probationary teacher's return to a public school; and

(2) New century charter schools shall not be allowed to grant tenure to probationary public school teachers."

SECTION 2. New statutory material is underscored.

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

INTRODUCED BY:

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