Report Title:

DOE; Retired Teachers; Coursework Waiver; Substitute Teachers

Description:

Exempts retired DOE teachers holding a teaching license from any prerequisite coursework that the department requires of other substitute teachers. (HB2645 HD2)

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

H.B. NO.

2645

TWENTY-SECOND LEGISLATURE, 2004

H.D. 2

STATE OF HAWAII

 


 

A BILL FOR AN ACT

 

relating to education.

 

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

SECTION 1. Substitute teachers are a valuable resource to the department of education. The legislature finds that the department needs to encourage qualified people to serve as substitute teachers. One such group of qualified people is teachers retired from the department of education who hold a teaching license, who should be especially encouraged to serve, since they would bring current certification and a wealth of practical experience to their work. One impediment to their recruitment, however, is the stipulation that all substitute teachers must take a thirty-hour substitute teacher course at their own expense.

The purpose of this Act is to exempt retired department of education teachers who hold a valid teaching license from any prerequisite coursework that the department requires of other substitute teachers.

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

"302A-   Retired teachers; coursework waiver; substitute teachers. Retired department teachers who hold a valid teaching license shall be exempt from any prerequisite coursework that the department requires of other substitute teachers."

SECTION 3. New statutory material is underscored.

SECTION 4. This Act shall take effect on February 31, 3004.