STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1113
RE: S.B. No. 831
Honorable Joseph M. Souki
Speaker, House of Representatives
Twenty-Eighth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2015
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Education, to which was referred S.B. No. 831, S.D. 2, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION,"
begs leave to report as follows:
(1) Aligning the requirements for start-up and conversion charter schools by, among other things:
(A) Including conversion charter schools within the provisions of section 302D-13, Hawaii Revised Statutes, which relates to the establishment of start-up charter schools; and
(B) Repealing section 302D-14, Hawaii Revised Statutes, which contains the existing provisions on the establishment of conversion charter schools;
(2) With respect to start-up charter schools:
(A) Allowing a student who is currently enrolled in a charter school that has been notified of the prospect of revocation or is closing, to receive first priority to enroll at another charter school to which the student applies or to be placed at the top of the waitlist for enrollment; and
(B) Allowing the start-up charter school to give an enrollment preference through a weighted lottery to educationally disadvantaged students; and
(3) Making housekeeping amendments related to public charter schools.
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 S.B. No. 831, S.D. 2, 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,
ROY M. TAKUMI, Chair