HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

H.B. NO.

1337

THIRTY-FIRST LEGISLATURE, 2021

 

STATE OF HAWAII

 

 

 

 

 

 

A BILL FOR AN ACT

 

 

relating to online early education.

 

 

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

 


SECTION 1. Chapter 302L, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended by adding a new section to be appropriately designated and to read as follows:

"302L- Online early learning program. (a) There is established within the Executive Office on Early Learning, the online early learning program to provide children who are four years of age with access to online early learning content.

(b) The office shall contract the services of an online early learning service provider using competitive sealed bidding pursuant to section 103D-302; provided that the service provider shall be:

(1) A nonprofit corporation subject to section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended; and

(2) Able to demonstrate a history of successful online early learning programs, as verified by independent, valid, and reliable evaluations.

(c) The office shall require the service provider to submit a quarterly report to the Early Learning Board containing the following:

(1) The number of families volunteering to participate in the program;

(2) The number of families selected to participate in the program;

(3) The number of families requesting a computer or home internet service;

(4) The number of families that are provided a computer or home internet service;

(5) The participating families' frequency of using the instructional software provided by the program;

(6) Parental feedback on the program; and

(7) Student performance on prekindergarten and kindergarten readiness assessment.

(d) For the purposes of this Act, "online early learning program" means a program that meets all of the following criteria as outlined in Hawaii Revised Statutes 302L-1.5 subsection (d).

SECTION 2. There is appropriated out of the general revenues of the State of Hawaii the sum of $         or so much thereof as may be necessary for fiscal year 2021-2022 and the same sum or so much thereof as may be necessary for fiscal year 2022-2023 for the Executive office on early learning to establish an online early learning program for children who are four years of age.

The sums appropriated shall be expended by the Executive Office on Early Learning for the purposes of this Act.

SECTION 3. New statutory material is underscored.

SECTION 4. This Act shall take effect upon approval.

INTRODUCED BY:

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Report Title:

EOEL; Online Early Learning; Appropriation

 

Description:

Establishes the online early learning program within the Executive office on early learning. Appropriates monies.

 

 

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