HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-FOURTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2008

 

COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION

Rep. Roy M. Takumi, Chair

Rep. Lyla B. Berg , Ph.D., Vice Chair

 

Rep. Joe Bertram, III

Rep. K. Mark Takai

Rep. Rida T.R. Cabanilla

Rep. Dwight Y. Takamine

Rep. Jerry L. Chang

Rep. Glenn Wakai

Rep. Scott Y. Nishimoto

Rep. Corinne W.L. Ching

Rep. Scott K. Saiki

Rep. Lynn Finnegan

Rep. Maile S. L. Shimabukuro

 

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

January 25, 2008

TIME:

2:00 PM

PLACE:

Conference Room 309

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HB 2026

MAKING AN APPROPRIATION TO HIRE TEACHERS THROUGH THE TEACH FOR AMERICA PROGRAM.

Makes an appropriation to hire 10 teachers from the Teach for America Program to teach in high needs schools in Hawaii.

 

EDN, FIN

HB 2035

RELATING TO MINORS.

Requires the Board of Education to establish an Internet safety policy for minors with respect to the use of computers that have Internet access in public schools and libraries.

 

EDN, FIN

HB 2192

RELATING TO TEACHERS.

Appropriates funds to the department of education to provide additional resources to support teacher quality.

 

EDN, FIN

HB 2281

RELATING TO ALTERNATIVE ENERGY.

Appropriates funds for grants for alternative energy utilities on public school campuses.

 

EDN, EEP, FIN

HB 2367

RELATING TO EDUCATION.

Authorizes the board of education and the superintendent of education to determine the minimum amount of time that new teachers, principals, or vice-principals shall serve during their initial probationary period.

 

EDN, LAB

HB 2368

RELATING TO EDUCATION.

Directs the department of education and the Hawaii teacher standards board to adopt new administrative rules to align state and federal teacher licensing requirements. Reduces the number of years an individual may be employed as a teacher on an emergency basis from 4 to 3.

 

EDN, LAB

HB 2369

RELATING TO THE AFTER-SCHOOL PLUS PROGRAM REVOLVING FUND.

Limits the after-school plus program revolving fund revenues to participation fees and interest.

 

EDN, FIN

HB 2482

RELATING TO TEACHER SALARIES.

Eliminates the salary differential between newly hired public school teachers with more than 6 years of experience and incumbent teachers in the department of education with the identical number of years of experience.

 

EDN, LAB, FIN

 

 

 

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

Persons wishing to offer comments should submit testimony at least 24 hours prior to the hearing with a transmittal cover indicating:

     Testifier's name with position/title and organization;

     The Committee the comments are directed to;

     The date and time of the hearing;

     Measure number;

     The number of copies the Committee is requesting.

 

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Submit testimony in one of the following ways:

PAPER: 5 copies (including an original) to Room 324 in the State Capitol; or

EMAIL: For comments less than 5 pages in length, transmit to EDNtestimony@Capitol.hawaii.gov.

 

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Rep. Roy Takumi

Chair