REPORT TITLE:
Education


DESCRIPTION:
Requires department of education to set appropriate counselor to
student ratios, and to adjust staffing at schools with
disproportionate at risk students. (SD1)

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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THE SENATE                              S.B. NO.           S.D. 1
TWENTIETH LEGISLATURE, 1999                                
STATE OF HAWAII                                            
                                                             
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                   A  BILL  FOR  AN  ACT

RELATING TO EDUCATION. 


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

 1      SECTION 1.  Chapter 302A, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is
 
 2 amended by adding a new section to be appropriately designated
 
 3 and to read as follows:
 
 4      "302A-    Counselor to student ratios; at risk students.
 
 5 (a)  The department shall set appropriate counselor to student
 
 6 ratios to promote effective learning and development of students.
 
 7      (b)  The department shall adjust the staffing of counselors
 
 8 at schools with a disproportionate number of at-risk students, so
 
 9 that schools with a higher than average percentage of at-risk
 
10 students have an adequate number of counselors to counsel at-risk
 
11 students.  As used in this subsection, "at-risk students" means
 
12 students with a family court record or failing grades, or both,
 
13 or who need special motivation with particular attention paid to
 
14 them."
 
15      SECTION 2.  New statutory material is underscored.
 
16      SECTION 3.  This Act shall take effect upon its approval.