HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE THIRTIETH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2019

 

COMMITTEE ON LOWER & HIGHER EDUCATION

Rep. Justin H. Woodson, Chair

Rep. Mark J. Hashem, Vice Chair

Rep. Amy A. Perruso, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Lynn DeCoite

Rep. Sean Quinlan

Rep. Aaron Ling Johanson

Rep. David A. Tarnas

Rep. Dale T. Kobayashi

Rep. James Kunane Tokioka

Rep. Takashi Ohno

Rep. Val Okimoto

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Thursday, February 14, 2019

TIME:

2:35 p.m.

PLACE:

Conference Room 309

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HB 995

Status

RELATING TO THE HAWAII TEACHER STANDARDS BOARD.

To clarify wording regarding delegation of powers to the Hawaii Teacher Standard Board's Executive Director to timely approve license and permit applications, to include comprehensive reporting of data from Hawaii Department of Education, Charter School Commission, and Charter Schools, of the number of classrooms without a licensed teacher during the school year.

 

LHE, FIN

HB 318

Status

RELATING TO EDUCATION.

Requires the Department of Education (DOE) to convene a Staggered School Start Times Task Force to study and evaluate the issues and implications of instituting a staggered school start times program, including effects on school bus schedules. Requires a report to the Legislature. Appropriates funds.

 

LHE, FIN

HB 1276

Status

RELATING TO EDUCATION.

Requires the Department of Education to establish and implement a four-year pilot program within one complex area. Authorizes best practices for the pilot program. Appropriates funds.

 

LHE, FIN

HB 1295

Status

RELATING TO EDUCATION.

Establishes and appropriates funds for a state school meal subsidy program within the department of education to provide school lunch subsidies to children whose families do not otherwise qualify for the free and reduced price lunch program.

 

LHE, FIN

HB 251

Status

RELATING TO EDUCATION.

Appropriates funds for laptop or tablet computers to be used by teachers and students for digital teaching and learning.

 

LHE, FIN

HB 1274

Status

RELATING TO EDUCATION.

Provides for computer science professional development for teachers. Appropriates funds.

 

LHE, FIN

HB 247

Status

RELATING TO SCHOOLS.

Appropriates funds for the Department of Education to install air conditioning in public schools that prioritize the project.

 

LHE, FIN

HB 413

Status

RELATING TO EDUCATION INNOVATION GRANTS.

Establishes the Education Innovation Grants Program to support school-level innovation. Authorizes the Board of Education to administer the Grants Program. Establishes the Education Innovation Grants Special Fund. Makes appropriations.

 

LHE, FIN

HB 1465

Status

RELATING TO PUBLIC SCHOOLS.

Appropriates funds to be used by the Department of Education for the repair and maintenance of public school buildings, grounds, and facilities in the State.

 

LHE, FIN

HB 1401

Status

RELATING TO EDUCATION.

Requires the Department of Education's budget to allocate 94% of all moneys to be appropriated for the operating budget of the Department among the complex areas, excluding moneys appropriated for the public library system and agencies administratively attached to the Department. Provides that if a complex area fails to meet performance benchmarks, its budget will be reduced by 5% in the next fiscal year. Requires annual reports to the legislature.

 

LHE, FIN

HB 407

Status

RELATING TO EDUCATION.

Grants the Board of Education the authority to appoint complex area superintendents for schools.

 

LHE, FIN

HB 1530

Status

RELATING TO EDUCATION.

Establishes the Teacher Mentor Incentive Program within the Department of Education.

 

LHE, FIN

 

 

 

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

Persons wishing to offer comments should submit testimony at least 24 hours prior to the hearing. Testimony should indicate:

    Testifier's name with position/title and organization;

    The Committee(s) to which the comments are directed;

    The date and time of the hearing; and

    Measure number.

 

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Testimony submitted will be placed on the legislative website. This public posting of testimony on the website should be considered when including personal information in your testimony.

 

If you require special assistance or auxiliary aids and/or services to participate in the House public hearing process (i.e., sign or foreign language interpreter or wheelchair accessibility), please contact the Committee Clerk at 586-6210 or email your request for an interpreter to HouseInterpreter@Capitol.hawaii.gov at least 24 hours prior to the hearing for arrangements. Prompt requests submitted help to ensure the availability of qualified individuals and appropriate accommodations.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Rep. Justin H. Woodson

Chair