HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

H.B. NO.

2486

TWENTY-FIFTH LEGISLATURE, 2010

H.D. 2

STATE OF HAWAII

S.D. 1

 

 

 

 

 

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 time per school year. (a) Notwithstanding any other law to the contrary, the school year shall consist of:

(1) Not less than one hundred eighty instructional days per school year at six instructional hours per day (total of 1,080 instructional hours per school year) for kindergarten to grade six; and

(2) Not less than one hundred eighty instructional days per school year at 6.5 instructional hours per day (total of 1,170 instructional hours per school year) for grades seven 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. Section 302A-406, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended by amending subsection (a) to read as follows:

"(a) The department may provide suitable transportation to and from school and for educational field trips for all children in grades kindergarten to twelve and in special education classes. The department shall adopt such policy, procedure, and program as it deems necessary to provide suitable transportation. In formulating the policy, procedure, and program, the department shall consider the school district; the school attendance area in which a school child normally resides; the distance the school child lives from the school; the availability of public carriers or other means of transportation; the frequency, regularity, and availability of public transportation; and the grade level, physical handicap, or special learning disability of a school child, and it may also consider such conditions and circumstances unique or peculiar to a county or area. If the implementation of the minimum number of instructional days and hours per school year pursuant to section 302A‑   results in varying schedules for the transportation of students, the department shall consider pick-up and drop-off times that optimize the department's transportation services while minimizing costs to the State."

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. New statutory material is underscored.

SECTION 5. This Act shall take effect on July 1, 2020.

 



 

Report Title:

School Year; Minimum Instructional Time

 

Description:

Establishes a minimum number of instructional days and hours per school year for kindergarten to grade twelve, beginning with the 2011-2012 school year. Directs the department of education to consider pick-up and drop-off times that optimize the department's transportation services while minimizing costs. Effective July 1, 2020. (SD1)

 

 

 

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