STAND. COM. REP. NO. 296

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2011

 

RE: H.B. No. 159

 

 

 

 

Honorable Calvin K.Y. Say

Speaker, House of Representatives

Twenty-Sixth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2011

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

Your Committee on Education, to which was referred H.B. No. 159 entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO CHARTER SCHOOLS,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose of this bill is to assist charter schools with the cost of facilities and facilities maintenance by establishing a funding formula for charter school facilities by which the Department of Education (DOE) must allocate funding.

 

The Charter School Review Panel, Office of Hawaiian Affairs, Kamehameha Schools, Hawaii Charter Schools Network, Hawaii Technology Academy, Innovations PCS Foundation, and many concerned individuals supported this bill. DOE and Hookakoo Corporation supported the intent of this measure. A concerned individual provided comments.

 

As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Education that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 159 and recommends that it pass Second Reading and be referred to the Committee on Finance.

 

 

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Education,

 

 

 

 

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ROY TAKUMI, Chair