HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-NINTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2018

 

COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION

Rep. Justin H. Woodson, Chair

Rep. Sam Satoru Kong, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Richard P. Creagan

Rep. Takashi Ohno

Rep. Mark J. Hashem

Rep. Richard H.K. Onishi

Rep. Kaniela Ing

Rep. Sean Quinlan

Rep. Lei R. Learmont

Rep. Lauren Kealohilani Matsumoto

Rep. Angus L.K. McKelvey

 

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

TIME:

2:00 p.m.

PLACE:

Conference Room 309

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

SB 3070, SD2

(SSCR2796)

Status

RELATING TO EDUCATION.

Establishes a Hawaii teacher stipend program to be administered by the Department of Education to address the shortage of teachers in the Hawaii public school system. Appropriates funds for the program for fiscal year 2018-2019. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)

 

EDN, FIN

SB 2576, SD2

(SSCR2802)

Status

RELATING TO EDUCATION.

Requires the department of education to ensure that all classroom doors are equipped with interior locks by January 1, 2019, and intercom systems installed by January 1, 2020. Mandates that all schools have emergency management plans that are updated yearly and include annual mandatory emergency preparedness orientations and training. Requires emergency preparedness training for all teachers and school staff as well as emergency practice drills at every school, some of which must be during inopportune times of the school day. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)

 

EDN, FIN

SB 2393, SD1

(SSCR2815)

Status

RELATING TO EDUCATION.

Requires the department of education to create a comprehensive plan to establish alternative learning centers in each school complex area in the State. Requires the department of education to submit the plan to the legislature prior to the regular session of 2019. (SD1)

 

EDN, FIN

SB 2384

(SSCR2793)

Status

RELATING TO EDUCATION.

Requires the department of education to develop a comprehensive plan to integrate design thinking and coding in middle, intermediate, and high school curriculums. Requires the department of education to submit the plan to the legislature prior to the regular session of 2019.

 

EDN, FIN

SB 2381, SD2

(SSCR2716)

Status

RELATING TO SCHOOL CLOSURES.

Allows a school's principal to close the school without needing to consult the complex area superintendent in the event of an emergency created by a natural disaster if conditions are deemed unsafe for students and faculty. (SD2)

 

EDN, FIN

SB 2382, SD1

(SSCR2523)

Status

RELATING TO PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOLS.

Requires the Department of Accounting and General Services to conduct biennial surveys of all departments concerning any unused facilities that may be used by public charter schools and maintain an inventory of all such unused facilities. Requires the Department of Accounting and General Services to provide biennial reports on the inventory of unused department facilities to the state public charter school commission. (SD1)

 

EDN, FIN

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

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Rep. Justin H. Woodson

Chair