Report Title:

DOE; Retired Teachers; Coursework Waiver; Substitute Teachers

Description:

Exempts, for ten years, retired DOE teachers holding a teaching license from any prerequisite coursework that the department requires of other substitute teachers. (SD2)

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

H.B. NO.

2645

TWENTY-SECOND LEGISLATURE, 2004

H.D. 2

STATE OF HAWAII

S.D. 2


 

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 licenses 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 licensed retired teachers from any prerequisite coursework that the department may require of other substitute teachers for a period not exceeding ten years after the date of their retirement.

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 held a valid teaching certificate or license at the date of their retirement shall be exempt from any prerequisite coursework that the department requires of other substitute teachers for a period of ten years after the date of their retirement."

SECTION 3. New statutory material is underscored.

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