HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

H.B. NO.

1676

TWENTY-SEVENTH LEGISLATURE, 2014

 

STATE OF HAWAII

 

 

 

 

 

 

A BILL FOR AN ACT

 

 

relating to early learning.

 

 

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

 


SECTION 1. Chapter 302L, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended by adding a new section to be appropriately designated and to read as follows:

"302L-   Public preschools at department of education and charter schools; authority to enter into agreements for use. (a) The office shall have the authority to enter into agreements with the department of education or any charter school existing pursuant to chapter 302D, to use vacant or underutilized classrooms for public preschool classrooms statewide.

(b) The office shall only enter into contracts with the department of education and charter schools for use of classrooms in schools in which there are qualified educational professionals as determined by the office. Priority shall be given to department of education schools and charter schools that serve at-risk children as defined in section 302L-1 and other targeted groups as determined by the office.

(c) Preschool classrooms established pursuant to this section shall be in addition to any pre-plus program established pursuant to section 302L-1.7."

SECTION 2. There is appropriated out of the general revenues of the State of Hawaii the sum of $            or so much thereof as may be necessary for fiscal year 2014-2015 for the executive office on early learning to enter into agreements with the department of education and charter schools for use of vacant or underutilized classrooms for use as preschool classrooms.

The sum appropriated shall be expended by the executive office on early learning for the purposes of this Act.

SECTION 3. New statutory material is underscored.

SECTION 4. This Act shall take effect upon its approval; provided that section 2 shall take effect on July 1, 2014.

 

INTRODUCED BY:

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Report Title:

Executive Office on Early Learning; Department of Education; Charter Schools; Public Preschools; Appropriation

 

Description:

Authorizes the executive office on early learning to enter into agreements with the department of education and charter schools for use of vacant or underutilized classrooms as public preschool classrooms. Makes an appropriation.

 

 

 

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