Report Title:

Schools; School/Community-Based Management Councils

Description:

Provides school/community-based management councils with policymaking abilities and the ability to hire principals; determine budget priorities; conduct curriculum matters; and calendar matters.

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

H.B. NO.

2043

TWENTY-SECOND LEGISLATURE, 2004

 

STATE OF HAWAII

 


 

A BILL FOR AN ACT

 

RELATING TO school community based management councils.

 

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

SECTION 1. The legislature finds that school/community-based management councils are a key element of grassroots participation in the public school system. The councils provide for inclusive decision-making and help to empower schools by providing decision-makers at the school level. In order to be effective in providing school-level support and oversight, the councils must be empowered with not only policy-making but also decision-making authority on certain school matters.

SECTION 2. Chapter 302A, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended by adding a new section to be appropriately designated and to read as follows:

"302A- School/community-based management councils; powers and responsibilities. The school/community-based management councils shall be responsible for establishing policies for their respective school complexes. The policies shall be implemented by school principals. The councils shall advise schools on school-level decisions; provided that the councils shall be authorized to conduct the following activities:

(1) Hiring of a principal from a list of three names submitted by the department;

(2) Determining priorities for facilities;

(3) Conducting curriculum matters; and

(4) Calendaring school matters and activities."

SECTION 3. New statutory material is underscored.

SECTION 4. This Act shall take effect upon its approval.

INTRODUCED BY:

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