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THE SENATE                           S.C.R. NO.            
TWENTIETH LEGISLATURE, 2000                                
STATE OF HAWAII                                            
                                                             
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                    SENATE  CONCURRENT
                        RESOLUTION

  REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION TO ESTABLISH SUMMER
    SCHOOL CLASSES FOR STUDENTS IN WEST MAUI.


 1        WHEREAS, all the children of Hawaii deserve a quality
 2   public school education; and
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 4        WHEREAS, part of providing a quality public school
 5   education to students is the accessibility to education and
 6   educational facilities; and
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 8        WHEREAS, in order to attain higher achievement or to
 9   receive remedial instruction, many students attend summer
10   school classes at their nearby public school campus; and
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12        WHEREAS, in West Maui, since no summer school programs
13   exist in that region, students who wish to attend or need to
14   attend summer school classes must travel great distances
15   outside of their community; and
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17        WHEREAS, requiring West Maui students who wish to attend
18   or need to attend summer school classes to travel outside of
19   their community places an unnecessary burden on the student's
20   entire family, oftentimes requiring the family to make a
21   decision between committing to transporting the child to a
22   remote summer school or not sending the child at all; and
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24        WHEREAS, a student's education should not be compromised
25   because of the student's geographic location; now, therefore,
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27        BE IT RESOLVED by the Senate of the Twentieth Legislature
28   of the State of Hawaii, Regular Session of 2000, the House of
29   Representatives concurring, that the Department of Education is
30   requested to establish a summer school program for West Maui
31   students or provide access to technology that would allow the
32   West Maui students to participate in classes from a remote
33   site; and
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35        BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that a certified copy of this
36   Concurrent Resolution be transmitted to the Superintendent of
37   Education.
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