Report Title:

Education; Teachers; Emergency Hires

 

Description:

Requires the DOE to provide unlicensed persons employed as emergency hires with information regarding alternative certification and licensure. Requires the BOE to consider data on disparate educational outcomes between students taught by unlicensed persons and students taught by licensed teachers. (SD1)

THE SENATE

S.B. NO.

2660

TWENTY-FIRST LEGISLATURE, 2002

S.D. 1

STATE OF HAWAII

 


 

A BILL FOR AN ACT

 

RELATING TO TEACHER LICENSURE.

 

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

SECTION 1. Section 302A-602, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended to read as follows:

"302A-602 Teachers; certificates, licenses, and credentials. (a) No person shall serve as a teacher in the department without first having obtained a license from the board in such form as the board determines. The department shall establish types of certificates in the educational field and the requirements to qualify for those certificates issued to individuals who are not required to obtain a license pursuant to sections 302A-801 to 302A-809.

(b) Beginning with the 2002-2003 school year, no person paid under the salary schedule contained in the unit 5 collective bargaining agreement shall serve as a teacher in the department without first having obtained a license pursuant to sections 302A-801 to 302A-809 from the board in such form as the board determines.

(c) Beginning with the 2002-2003 school year, the department may employ unlicensed individuals as emergency hires pursuant to sections 302A-801 to 302A-808[.]; provided that the department shall inform them of various alternative certification and licensure programs.

(d) The board shall consider current data relating to disparity in educational outcomes for students taught by unlicensed individuals and others absent content area preparation. The board shall adopt rules that support the hiring of the best qualified professional staff and dissemination of information about available programs for teacher licensure."

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 Statutory material to be repealed is bracketed and stricken.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.