Report Title:

Charter Schools; Special Needs Students

 

Description:

Permits establishment of charter schools for any students with mental or physical handicaps. Attendance to be strictly voluntary and subject to approval by DOE.

THE SENATE

S.B. NO.

2353

TWENTY-FIRST LEGISLATURE, 2002

 

STATE OF HAWAII

 


 

A BILL FOR AN ACT

 

relating to charter schools.

 

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

SECTION 1. Section 302A-1182, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended by amending subsection (d) to read as follows:

"(d) The local school board shall, with the support and guidance of the superintendent, formulate and develop a detailed implementation plan that meets the requirements of this subsection and of section 302A-1184. The plan shall include but not be limited to the following:

(1) A description of employee rights and management issues and a framework for addressing those issues that protect the rights of employees;

(2) A plan for identifying, recruiting, and selecting students that is not exclusive, elitist, or segregationist; provided that the plan may call for the identification, recruitment, and selection of exceptional students, as defined in chapter 302A-101; provided further that attendance of exceptional students is strictly voluntary and subject to the approval of the department;

(3) The curriculum and instructional framework to be used to achieve student outcomes, including an assessment plan;

(4) A comprehensive plan for the assessment of student, administrative support, and teaching personnel performance, that:

(A) Recognizes the interests of the general public;

(B) Incorporates or exceeds state educational content and performance standards;

(C) Includes a system of faculty and staff accountability that holds faculty and staff both individually and collectively accountable for their performance, and that is at least equivalent to the average system of accountability in public schools throughout the State; and

(D) Provides for program audits and annual financial audits.

(5) The governance structure of the school;

(6) A plan for any necessary design, construction, renovation, and management of facilities that is consistent with the state facilities plan; provided that if the facilities management plan includes use of existing school facilities, the new century charter school shall receive authorization from the administrator responsible for the facilities; provided further that the final determination of use shall fall within the board's discretion."

SECTION 2. Statutory material to be repealed is bracketed and stricken. New statutory material is underscored.

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

INTRODUCED BY:

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