HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE THIRTY-FIRST LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2021

 

COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION

Rep. Justin H. Woodson, Chair

Rep. Jeanne Kapela, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Della Au Belatti

Rep. Takashi Ohno

Rep. Lynn DeCoite

Rep. Sean Quinlan

Rep. Sonny Ganaden

Rep. Gregg Takayama

Rep. Cedric Asuega Gates

Rep. Ryan I. Yamane

Rep. Troy N. Hashimoto

Rep. Val Okimoto

 

COMMITTEE ON WATER & LAND

Rep. David A. Tarnas, Chair

Rep. Patrick Pihana Branco, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Sonny Ganaden

Rep. Dee Morikawa

Rep. Bertrand Kobayashi

Rep. Takashi Ohno

Rep. Sam Satoru Kong

Rep. Bob McDermott

 

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Thursday, March 11, 2021

TIME:

2:00 P.M.

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VIA VIDEOCONFERENCE

Conference Room 309 & 430

State Capitol

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A G E N D A

 

SB 806

(SSCR401)

Status

RELATING TO PUBLIC SCHOOL LANDS.

Requires the attorney general of the State of Hawaii, on behalf of the Department of Education, to institute proceedings to acquire certain land owned by the Mililani Town Association by voluntary action or condemnation.

 

EDN/WAL, JHA, FIN

SB 220, SD1

(SSCR400)

Status

RELATING TO SERVICE-LEARNING.

Requires the Department of Education to implement a service-learning curriculum to develop student character, values, self-esteem, civic responsibility, financial literacy, and knowledge of local community issues and concerns though community service volunteer work. (SD1)

 

EDN, FIN

SB 224

(SSCR310)

Status

RELATING TO EDUCATION.

Gives a preference to students who live within the service area of a school or who enrolled in the school the previous school year who apply for participation in a career and technical education program offered by that school. Establishes enrollment in a career and technical education program as a new exception to the requirement to attend school within the service area in which a student resides.

 

EDN, FIN

SB 242, SD2

(SSCR311)

Status

RELATING TO EDUCATION.

Establishes the computer science special fund. Requires that public and charter schools offer education in computer science. Requires annual reports. (SD2)

 

EDN, FIN

HCR 12 / HR 13 /

Status / Status

CONVENING A TASK FORCE TO ADDRESS IMPLEMENTATION OF HAWAII'S STATE LAW COROLLARY TO TITLE IX IN LIGHT OF RECENT CHANGES TO FEDERAL TITLE IX REGULATIONS.

 

 

EDN, JHA

HCR 6 / HR 7 /

Status / Status

URGING THE BOARD OF EDUCATION TO MANDATE THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION TO HOLD QUARTERLY TOWN HALLS TO RECEIVE CONCERNS AND SUGGESTIONS FROM THE COMMUNITY.

 

 

EDN, JHA

HCR 8 / HR 9 /

Status / Status

URGING THE BOARD OF EDUCATION AND DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION TO ELEVATE HAWAIIAN LANGUAGE AND CULTURAL EDUCATION IN PUBLIC HIGH SCHOOLS BY INCORPORATING MORE DIVERSE HAWAIIAN LANGUAGE AND CULTURAL CLASSES AS CORE REQUIREMENTS THROUGHOUT SECONDARY EDUCATION.

 

 

EDN, JHA

HCR 9 / HR 10 /

Status / Status

URGING THE BOARD OF EDUCATION AND DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION TO SUPPORT AND IMPLEMENT COMMUNITY SCHOOLS AS A STRATEGY FOR INCREASING ACCESS TO A HIGH-QUALITY EDUCATION.

 

 

EDN, FIN

HCR 10 / HR 11 /

Status / Status

URGING THE BOARD OF EDUCATION AND DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION TO SUPPORT AND IMPLEMENT AFTERSCHOOL PROGRAMS TO COMBAT COVID‑19 LEARNING LOSS.

 

 

EDN, FIN

HCR 32 / HR 25 /

Status / Status

URGING THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION TO DEVELOP AND IMPLEMENT A PROGRAM TO RECRUIT AND EMPLOY QUALIFIED BLIND PERSONS TO SERVE AS ORIENTATION AND MOBILITY INSTRUCTORS AND IN OTHER POSITIONS AS TEACHERS OF VISUALLY IMPAIRED STUDENTS.

 

 

EDN, FIN

HCR 52 / HR 41 /

Status / Status

REQUESTING THE OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR TO CONVENE A TASK FORCE TO ASSESS WHETHER STATE AGENCIES' ANTI-BULLYING POLICIES AND RECORDS OF INCIDENCES OF BULLYING ARE PROPERLY UPDATED AND EFFECTIVELY UTILIZED.

 

 

EDN, JHA

HCR 53 / HR 42 /

Status / Status

REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION TO PROVIDE A REPORT TO THE LEGISLATURE ON PUBLIC SCHOOL CLASS SIZES.

 

 

EDN, FIN

HCR 54 / HR 43 /

Status / Status

URGING THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION TO INCREASE ACCESS TO ARTS AND CULTURAL INSTRUCTION IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS.

 

 

EDN, FIN

HCR 55 / HR 44 /

Status / Status

URGING THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION TO REQUEST A FEDERAL WAIVER FROM STANDARDIZED TESTING REQUIREMENTS FOR THE 2020-2021 SCHOOL YEAR.

 

 

EDN, FIN

HCR 60 / HR 49 /

Status / Status

URGING THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION TO ADVANCE THE QUALITY OF EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMMING FOR HAWAII'S STUDENTS BY MINIMIZING THE USE OF EXTERNAL CONTRACTS FOR CURRICULA, INSTRUCTION, AND TESTING FOR PUBLIC SCHOOLS.

 

 

EDN, FIN

 

 

 

 

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Rep. David A. Tarnas

Chair

 

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Rep. Justin H. Woodson

Chair