HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

H.B. NO.

407

THIRTIETH LEGISLATURE, 2019

H.D. 1

STATE OF HAWAII

S.D. 1

 

C.D. 1

 

 

 

A BILL FOR AN ACT

 

 

RELATING TO EDUCATION.

 

 

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF HAWAII:

 


SECTION 1. The legislature finds that increased community input is valuable and necessary in helping to reshape public education in Hawaii. The legislature further finds that in order for public school complex areas to truly take the lead in delivering educational outcomes that are most effective for their communities, more autonomy from the central offices of the department of education is required.

The purpose of this Act is to require board approval prior to the termination of a complex area superintendent.

SECTION 2. Section 302A-604, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended to read as follows:

"302A-604 Complex area superintendents. (a) The superintendent of education, with the approval of the board, shall appoint complex area superintendents for schools. The complex area superintendents shall supervise the delivery of administrative and instructional support services within their respective complex areas, including:

(1) Personnel, fiscal, and facilities support;

(2) Monitoring of compliance with applicable state and federal laws;

(3) Curriculum development, student assessment, and staff development services; and

(4) Special education programs and special schools within the complex area.

(b) Approval by the board shall be obtained prior to the termination of a complex area superintendent. A complex area superintendent shall have adequate opportunity to present the complex area superintendent's case to the board prior to the board's decision on the termination."

SECTION 3. This Act does not affect rights and duties that matured, penalties that were incurred, and proceedings that were begun before its effective date.

SECTION 4. New statutory material is underscored.

SECTION 5. This Act shall take effect upon its approval.



 

Report Title:

Complex Area Superintendents; Board of Education

 

Description:

Requires board of education approval prior to the termination of a complex area superintendent. (HB407 CD1)

 

 

 

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