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

 

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Thursday, February 4, 2021

TIME:

2:00 P.M

PLACE:

VIA VIDEOCONFERENCE

Conference Room 309

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

 

 

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A G E N D A

 

HB 1220

Status

RELATING TO CHARTER SCHOOLS.

Amends the appointing authority for members to the charter school commission board to consist of the governor, the senate president, the senate minority leader, the speaker of the house of representatives, and the minority leader of the house of representatives. Permits governing boards of postsecondary institutions and county and state agencies to authorize public charter schools. Clarifies charter application notice requirements. Clarifies authorizer compliance requirements in cases of an appeal.

 

EDN, JHA, FIN

HB 10

Status

RELATING TO THE BOARD OF EDUCATION.

Requires the board of education to invite the exclusive representative for bargaining unit (5) (teachers and other personnel of the department of education) to appoint a nonvoting public school teacher representative to the board.

 

EDN, JHA, FIN

HB 225

Status

RELATING TO BULLYING.

Requires the board of education to develop a bullying prevention and response action plan. Requires the board of education to report annually to the legislature. Repeals Act 214, Session Laws of Hawaii 2011.

 

EDN, JHA, FIN

HB 372

Status

RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION.

Requires the auditor to perform an annual operational audit of the academic and financial plans of the department of education. Requires the department of education to contract with a third-party consultant that specializes in school finance to study the adequacy of education funding in Hawaii. Appropriates funds.

 

EDN, LMG, FIN

HB 515

Status

RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION.

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.

 

EDN, AGR, FIN

HB 525

Status

RELATING TO TEACHER HOUSING.

Clarifies that the Department of Education may construct teachers' housing on a public school campus. Requires that teachers' housing units constructed or acquired on a school campus after 6/30/2021, be rented at a low cost or no cost to new teachers employed full-time at that school.

 

EDN, HSG, FIN

HB 610

Status

RELATING TO GARDENS.

Authorizes the Department of Education to develop programs to encourage the development of gardens on school property. Authorizes the Hawaii Community Development Authority to develop programs that provide incentives to establish gardens in housing projects, communities, and schools.

 

EDN, WAL, FIN

HB 1223

Status

RELATING TO EDUCATION.

Requires the State board for career and technical education to oversee and review annually statewide data collection processes and reporting requirements related to the student attainment of industry-recognized credentials. Requires certain agencies to collect and report disaggregated data on students' attainment of industry-recognized credentials. Requires certain agencies to pursue data-sharing agreements with credentialing entities. Requires an annual report to the governor and legislature.

 

EDN, JHA, FIN

HB 690

Status

PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO ARTICLE X, SECTION 1, OF THE CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF HAWAII TO REQUIRE THAT THE STATEWIDE PUBLIC SCHOOL SYSTEM BE THOROUGH AND EFFICIENT.

Proposes an amendment to article X, section 1, of the Hawaii State Constitution to require that the statewide public school system be thorough and efficient.

 

EDN, JHA, FIN

 

 

 

 

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Rep. Justin H. Woodson

Chair