HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-FIFTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2009

 

COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION

Rep. Roy M. Takumi, Chair

Rep. Lyla B. Berg, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Joe Bertram, III

Rep. Scott K. Saiki

Rep. Jerry L. Chang

Rep. Maile S.L. Shimabukuro

Rep. Faye P. Hanohano

Rep. Ryan I. Yamane

Rep. Joey Manahan

Rep. Corinne W.L. Ching

Rep. Mark M. Nakashima

Rep. Lynn Finnegan

Rep. Karl Rhoads

 

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Friday, March 20, 2009

TIME:

2:00 P.M.

PLACE:

Conference Room 309

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

SB 360, SD1

(SSCR706)

Status

RELATING TO EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES.

Requires the department of education to allow children who are home schooled to participate in extracurricular activities at the public school they would otherwise be required to attend. Effective 01/01/90. (SD1)

 

EDN, FIN

SB 746, SD1

(SSCR644)

Status

RELATING TO EDUCATION.

Establishes a two-year pilot project within a designated complex area, which authorizes the complex area superintendent to reallocate resources within the schools in the complex area to achieve greater efficiency and cost-effectiveness; exempts the designated complex area from any department-wide budget reductions or restrictions during the 2-year pilot; requires interim and final reports to the legislature. (SD1)

 

EDN, FIN

SB 777, SD1

(SSCR436)

Status

 

RELATING TO COMPREHENSIVE SEXUALITY HEALTH EDUCATION.

Requires any recipient of state funding to provide medically accurate sexuality education. (SD1)

 

HLT, EDN, FIN
(Pending Referral)

SB 1329, SD2

(SSCR682)

Status

RELATING TO EARLY LEARNING.

Authorizes the Governor and the Hawaii Council of Mayors to name designees for their representatives on the early learning council; changes the name of the keiki first steps trust fund to the early learning trust fund and specifies that moneys in the trust fund shall not lapse at the end of the fiscal year. (SD2)

 

EDN, FIN

HCR 89

Status

REQUESTING THAT THE HOOKAKOO CORPORATION REPORT ON THE PROGRESS AND IMPACTS OF THE MODELS FOR EXPANDED LEARNING TIME BEING PILOTED BY THE HOOKAKOO CORPORATION'S PARTNER CONVERSION CHARTER SCHOOLS.

 

 

EDN

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

 

The following measures were previously heard on Monday, March 16, 2009. As this is decision-making only, no testimonies will be accepted.

 

SB 1278, SD2

(SSCR681)

Status

RELATING TO EDUCATION.

Prohibits movement of junior kindergarten and kindergarten students between tiers, except under certain circumstances; prohibits a junior kindergartener from directly graduating to the first grade, except under certain circumstances; establishes a separate curriculum for the junior kindergarten program; requires the department of education to staff junior kindergartens with qualified teachers and teacher aides; appropriates funds. (SD2)

 

 

EDN, FIN

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.

 

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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;

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

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ONLINE: To submit testimony online, go to: http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/emailtestimony.

 

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Rep. Roy Takumi

Chair