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:

March 12, 2008

TIME:

2:00 pm

PLACE:

Conference Room 309

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

SB 2004, SD2

(SSCR2806)

Status

RELATING TO EDUCATION.

Extends the deadline within which to file a request for a due process hearing relating to the education of a child with a disability from 90 days to 180 calendar days when the request is for reimbursement of costs of a child's placement. Requires the department to report to the legislature annually on the number of these requests awaiting hearing. (SB2004 SD2)

 

EDN, JUD, FIN

SB 2449, SD2

(SSCR2572)

Status

RELATING TO EDUCATION.

Specifies that the duration of probationary periods for new teachers, principals, and vice-principals of the department of education shall be two years, unless otherwise negotiated pursuant to collective bargaining. (SD2)

 

EDN, LAB

SB 2164, SD3

(SSCR2757)

Status

RELATING TO EDUCATION.

Establishes the Hawaii charter school facilities fund for funding the repair, maintenance, and other facilities needs of charter schools. Appropriates funds for the Hawaii charter school facilities fund. (SB2164 SD3)

 

EDN, FIN

SB 2254

(SSCR2655)

Status

RELATING TO EDUCATION.

Directs the department of education to conduct a study of converting hard cover textbooks to e-books. Report to 2009 legislature.

 

EDN, 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; and

     The number of copies the Committee is requesting.

 

While every effort will be made to copy, organize, and collate all testimony received, materials received on the day of the hearing or improperly identified or directed to the incorrect office, may be distributed to the Committee after the hearing.

 

Submit testimony in ONE of the following ways:

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

FAX: For comments less than 5 pages in length, transmit to 586-6511(Oahu) or 1-800-535-3859 (Neighbor Islands); or

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

 

Testimony submitted will be placed on the Legislative Web site after the hearing adjourns. This public posting of testimony on the Web site should be considered when including personal information in your testimony.

 

If you require special assistance or auxiliary aids and/or services to participate in the House public hearing process (i.e., sign or foreign language interpreter or wheelchair accessibility), please contact the Committee Clerk at 586-6170 or email your request for an interpreter to HouseInterpreter@Capitol.hawaii.gov at least 24 hours prior to the hearing for arrangements. Prompt requests submitted help to ensure the availability of qualified individuals and appropriate accommodations.

 

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Rep. Roy Takumi

Chair