THE SENATE

THE TWENTY-SEVENTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2014

 

COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION

Senator Jill N. Tokuda, Chair

Senator Michelle N. Kidani, Vice Chair

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

 

DATE:

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

TIME:

1:30 PM

PLACE:

Conference Room 414

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

SB 2826

Status & Testimony

RELATING TO EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION.

Establishes the Early Childhood Education Program within the Early Learning System established by section 302L-2, Hawaii Revised Statutes.

 

EDU, WAM

SB 2236

Status & Testimony

RELATING TO EARLY LEARNING.

Authorizes the executive office on early learning to enter into agreements with the department of education and charter schools for use of vacant or underutilized classrooms as public preschool classrooms.  Makes an appropriation.

 

EDU, WAM

SB 2975

Status & Testimony

RELATING TO EARLY LEARNING.

Makes an appropriation for the executive office on early learning to enter into contracts with third party providers for family child interaction learning programs.

 

EDU, WAM

SB 2768

Status & Testimony

RELATING TO KINDERGARTEN.

Makes kindergarten mandatory for a child who will be at least five years of age on July 31 of the school year.  Requires the department of education, in collaboration with the executive office on early learning, to develop a statewide kindergarten readiness program.  Establishes an individualized kindergarten readiness assessment system.  Makes an appropriation to the department of education.

 

EDU, WAM

 

Decision Making to follow, if time permits.

 

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FOR AMENDED NOTICES:  Measures that have been deleted are stricken through and measures that have been added are underscored.  If a measure is both underscored and stricken through, that measure has been deleted from the agenda.

 

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Senator Jill N. Tokuda

Chair