Report Title:

Evaluation Program for Classroom Teachers; Collective Bargaining

Description:

Requires the evaluation program for classroom teachers to allow students to be included in the evaluation process at an age-appropriate level. Prohibits new collective bargaining agreements from precluding the implementation of the (student) evaluation program for classroom teachers.

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

H.B. NO.

940

TWENTY-SECOND LEGISLATURE, 2003

 

STATE OF HAWAII

 


 

A BILL FOR AN ACT

 

relating to the evaluation of teachers.

 

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

SECTION 1. Chapter 89, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended by adding a new section to be appropriately designated and to read as follows:

"89-   Evaluation program for classroom teachers; exception. No collective bargaining agreement or executive policy put forth after the effective date of this section shall contain provisions that may preclude the implementation of the evaluation program for classroom teachers established in section 302A-638(b), unless a contract waiver process exists between the parties."

SECTION 2. Section 302A-638, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended to read as follows:

"[[]302A-638[]] Evaluation of teachers and educational officers. (a) The department shall establish an evaluation program for all teachers and educational officers. The evaluation shall be performed at least once in each school year. The program shall define the criteria for evaluation and assign responsibilities for the application of the criteria. The evaluation of a teacher or educational officer shall be on the basis of efficiency, ability, and such other criteria as the department shall determine.

(b) The evaluation program for classroom teachers shall allow students to be included in the evaluation process at an age-appropriate level."

SECTION 3. This Act does not affect rights and duties that matured, penalties that were incurred, and proceedings that were begun, before its effective date.

SECTION 4. Statutory material to be repealed is bracketed and stricken. New statutory material is underscored.

SECTION 5. This Act shall take effect upon its approval.

INTRODUCED BY:

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