HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

H.B. NO.

2486

TWENTY-FIFTH LEGISLATURE, 2010

H.D. 1

STATE OF HAWAII

 

 

 

 

 

 

A BILL FOR AN ACT

 

 

RELATING TO EDUCATION.

 

 

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

 


SECTION 1. Chapter 302A, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended by adding a new section to be appropriately designated and to read as follows:

"302A-   Minimum instructional hours per school year. (a) Notwithstanding any other law to the contrary, the school year shall consist of a minimum number of instructional hours as follows:

(1) Not less than one thousand eighty instructional hours for kindergarten to grade five;

(2) Not less than one thousand eighty instructional hours for grades six to eight; and

(3) Not less than one thousand two hundred sixty instructional hours for grades nine to twelve.

(b) This section shall apply to all elementary, middle or intermediate, and high schools, including charter schools, beginning with the 2011-2012 school year."

SECTION 2. This Act does not affect rights and duties that matured, penalties that were incurred, and proceedings that were begun before its effective date.

SECTION 3. New statutory material is underscored.

SECTION 4. This Act shall take effect on July 1, 2010.



 

 

Report Title:

School Year; Minimum Instructional Hours

 

Description:

Establishes a minimum number of instructional hours per school year for each grade beginning with the 2011-2012 school year. (HB2486 HD1)

 

 

 

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