HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

H.B. NO.

515

THIRTY-FIRST LEGISLATURE, 2021

H.D. 1

STATE OF HAWAII

S.D. 2

 

Proposed

 

 

 

A BILL FOR AN ACT

 

 

RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION.

 

 

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

 


PART I

     SECTION 1.  The purpose of this part is to require the auditor to conduct an audit of the department of education's school food services branch to determine the current baseline of how much local produce is being purchased and served to students in the school cafeterias.  The intent of this Act is to use the results of the audit to provide the legislature with information on what type of food is being purchased by the school food services branch for school meals to help determine how much of the purchased food is locally sourced.

     SECTION 2.  (a)  The auditor shall conduct an audit of the department of education's school food services branch to determine the current amount of local produce purchased and served to students by the branch and to identify the sources of the purchased produce to establish a baseline amount of produce that is locally sourced.

     (b)  The auditor shall submit a report of the auditor's findings and recommendations, including any proposed legislation, to the legislature no later than twenty days prior to the convening of the regular session of 2022.

PART II

     SECTION 3.  Hawaii has a unique, statewide public education system.  The state educational agency and local education agency are one and the same, and its leadership requires a unique perspective and experience.  Hawaii is also the only state that provides all public school funding without any additional support from the counties.

     The purpose of this part is to require that the board of education prioritize, for the superintendent of education position, candidates that have the minimum qualification of ten years of employment in a department of education with at least five of those years serving in the position of principal or higher and a desired qualification for a candidate is having a working understanding of Hawaii tri-level systems of educational administration.

     SECTION 4.  Section 302A-1101, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended by amending subsection (b) to read as follows:

     "(b)  The board shall appoint, and may remove, the superintendent by a majority vote of its members.  The superintendent:

     (1)  May be appointed without regard to the state residency provisions of section 78-1(b);

     (2)  May be appointed for a term of up to four years; and

     (3)  May be terminated only for cause[.];

provided that for the position of superintendent, notwithstanding any law to the contrary, the board shall prioritize candidates that have the minimum qualification of ten years of employment in a department of education with at least five of those years serving in the position of principal or higher; provided further that a desired qualification for a  candidate for the position of superintendent is having a working understanding of Hawaii tri-level systems of educational administration.  For purposes of this section, "tri-level systems of educational administration" refers to the systems of administration at the State, complex area, and school levels."

PART III

     SECTION 5.  Statutory material to be repealed is bracketed and stricken.  New statutory material is underscored.

     SECTION 6.  This Act shall take effect upon its approval.


 


 

Report Title:

Audit; Department of Education; School Food Services Branch; Board of Education; Superintendent

 

Description:

Part I - Requires the auditor to audit the department of education's school food services branch to determine how much local produce is being purchased and served to students.  Part II - Requires that the board of education prioritize for the superintendent of education position candidates that have the minimum qualification of ten years of employment in a department of education with at least five of those years serving in the capacity as a principal or higher and a desired qualification for a candidate is having a working understanding of the State's tri-level system of educational administration.  (Proposed SD2)

 

 

 

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