HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-SIXTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2011

 

COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION

Rep. Roy M. Takumi, Chair

Rep. Della Au Belatti, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Henry J.C. Aquino

Rep. Scott Y. Nishimoto

Rep. Karen L. Awana

Rep. Scott K. Saiki

Rep. Jerry L. Chang

Rep. K. Mark Takai

Rep. Faye P. Hanohano

Rep. Jessica Wooley

Rep. John M. Mizuno

Rep. George R. Fontaine

Rep. Mark M. Nakashima

Rep. Aaron Ling Johanson

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Monday, March 21, 2011

TIME:

2:00 p.m.

PLACE:

Conference Room 309

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

SB 1174, SD2

(SSCR700)

Status

RELATING TO CHARTER SCHOOLS.

Requires charter school budget requests for needs-based facilities funding to include a detailed explanation as to the formula used and the funding request breakdown by school. Allows charter schools to appeal charter revocations and denied reauthorizations to BOE. Requires charter schools and their local school boards to develop internal policies and procedures on ethics. Requires the Charter School Review Panel to conduct a multi-year evaluation of each charter school every six years. Establishes separate task forces to (1) determine a needs-based facilities funding formula for charter schools and (2) address issues on charter school governance, accountability, and authority. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2).

 

EDN, FIN

SB 1383, SD2

(SSCR656)

Status

RELATING TO SCHOOL REPAIR AND MAINTENANCE.

Appropriates moneys to the Hawaii 3R's as a grant pursuant to chapter 42F, Hawaii Revised Statutes. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)

 

EDN, FIN

SB 289, SD2

(SSCR719)

Status

RELATING TO EDUCATION.

Appropriates funds for the Families for R.E.A.L. program and professional and curriculum development in parent involvement for DOE and the early learning council. Requires the program to develop a plan to cover a percentage of the program costs, beginning 7/1/2013. Requires a report to the legislature and governor by 2012. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)

 

EDN, FIN

SB 931, SD2

(SSCR607)

Status

RELATING TO EARLY LEARNING.

Requires the early learning council, with assistance from the department of education, the department of health, and the department of human services, to develop a fiscal mapping study. Requires a report to the legislature no later than twenty days prior to the convening of the regular session of 2012. Effective 07/01/2050. (SD2)

 

EDN, FIN

SB 1173, SD2

(SSCR747)

Status

MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR MATCHING GRANTS FOR SPACE EDUCATION PROGRAMMING SERVICES.

Appropriates funds to be used by the department of education for a grant to provide space education programming services at the Barbers Point elementary school for fiscal year 2011‑2012. Requires Challenger Center Hawaii to submit a plan to the legislature to become financially self-sufficient for fiscal year 2012-2013 and thereafter. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)

 

EDN, FIN

SB 605, SD2

(SSCR657)

Status

RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION.

Restructures the department of education into two major divisions the academic achievement division and the administration division and establishes two senior deputy superintendent positions to head the divisions. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)

 

EDN, FIN

SB 810, SD1

(SSCR476)

Status

RELATING TO EDUCATION.

Requires the department of education to establish high school diploma requirements that aim to establish college and career readiness. Requires the department of education to report to the legislature prior to the regular session of 2012. (SD1)

 

EDN, FIN

SB 1487, SD1

(SSCR761)

Status

RELATING TO EDUCATION.

Authorizes the department of education to close or consolidate existing schools in conformance with applicable administrative rules adopted pursuant to chapter 91, HRS. Requires the department of education to give notice to affected schools of closure or consolidation; provided that an affected school may remain open if it meets certain requirements within one year of the notice of closure or consolidation. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD1)

 

EDN, FIN

 

 

 

 

The following measures were previously heard on Wednesday, March 16, 2011 and are for DECISION MAKING ONLY. No public testimony will be accepted.

 

SB 1503, SD2

(SSCR780)

Status

RELATING TO SPECIAL EDUCATION.

Requires certain private special education schools and programs that provide services to students with disabilities who receive state funding, to comply with federal and state laws, rules, and regulations. Requires accreditation within a certain time for certain private schools or programs that accept students with disabilities who receive state funding. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)

 

EDN, FIN

SB 1284, SD2

(SSCR624)

Status

RELATING TO EDUCATION.

Authorizes DOE to monitor students with disabilities who are placed, at DOE's expense, at private schools or placements. Requires private schools or placements to post rates, fees, and tuition by April of each year. Requires DOE to pay only for private school or placement services that are specified in a student's individualized education program and to withhold payment to private schools or placements that restrict or deny monitoring by DOE. Effective 07/01/2050. (SD2)

 

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: 10 copies (including an original) to Room 331 in the State Capitol;

FAX: For comments less than 5 pages in length, transmit to 586-9431 (for Oahu) or 1-800-535-3859 (for Neighbor Islanders without a computer to submit testimony through e-mail or the Web);

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WEB: For comments less than 4MB in size, transmit from the Web page at http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/emailtestimony.

 

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 586-6326 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