HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-FIFTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2010

 

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. K. Mark Takai

Rep. Joey Manahan

Rep. Ryan I. Yamane

Rep. Mark M. Nakashima

Rep. Corinne W.L. Ching

Rep. Karl Rhoads

Rep. Kymberly Marcos Pine

 

AMENDED NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

TIME:

2:30 p.m.

PLACE:

Conference Room 309

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A M E N D E D A G E N D A

 

The following measure(s) has been DELETED from the agenda: SB2828 SD1

 

SB 2589, SD2

(SSCR2619)

Status

RELATING TO CHARTER SCHOOLS.

Requires the Department of Education to make available vacant school facilities or portions of school facilities for use by charter schools. Requires the charter school review panel to compile a prioritized list of charter schools that wish to use vacant school facilities or portions of school facilities. Makes changes to charter school funding. Requires the Charter School Review Panel (CSRP) to determine a clear process with rigorous criteria for the reauthorization of charter schools. Requires the CSRP to reauthorize charter schools no later than four years following the initial issue of the charter, and every four years thereafter. Requires the Charter School Administrative Office (CSAO) to withhold funds for its operational expenses, subject to certain requirements. Requires the CSAO to report annually to the CSRP individual and aggregate operational and instructional expenditures of charter schools. Requires per-pupil allocation checks paid by the CSAO to individual charter schools to be co-signed by the executive director of the CSAO and an agent of the CSRP. Repeals the cap on the number of charter schools. Effective 7/1/2050.

 

EDN, FIN

SB 2470, SD2

(SSCR2584)

Status

RELATION TO EDUCATION.

Requires all public schools, including charter schools, to implement a minimum of two hundred days of classroom instruction, or an equivalent number of instructional hours, per school year. Effective 1/1/99.

 

EDN, FIN

SB 2570, SD1

(SSCR2539)

Status

PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO ARTICLE X, SECTION 2, OF THE HAWAII CONSTITUTION, TO CHANGE THE BOARD OF EDUCATION FROM AN ELECTED BOARD TO AN APPOINTED BOARD.

Proposes a constitutional amendment to require voting members of the board of education to be appointed by the governor, with the advice and consent of the senate, as provided by law. (SD1)

 

EDN, JUD, FIN

SB 2571, SD2

(SSCR2629)

Status

RELATING TO THE BOARD OF EDUCATION.

Establishes implementing provisions, in the alternative, for constitutional amendments that (1) change the method of selection of the board of education from election to appointment by the governor, and (2) authorize the board of education student member to vote on all matters before the board, except for those matters relating to fiscal and personnel issues, and requires the Hawaii student council to hold an election, with all secondary public schools participating, to elect the student member, upon ratification of appropriate constitutional amendments. (SD2)

 

EDN, JUD, FIN

SB 2828, SD1

(SSCR2458)

Status

RELATING TO EDUCATION.

Clarifies the law for determining school impact fees for financing new or expanding existing department of education schools or facilities. Takes effect 7/1/2050. (SD1)

 

EDN, WLO, FIN

 

 

 

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

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     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

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Rep. Roy Takumi

Chair