HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

H.B. NO.

1696

TWENTY-SEVENTH LEGISLATURE, 2014

 

STATE OF HAWAII

 

 

 

 

 

 

A BILL FOR AN ACT

 

 

relating to Charter Schools.

 

 

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

 


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

"302D-  Students in foreign countries; online curriculum for high school diploma; tuition. (a) Any charter school that offers a high school curriculum may establish a program to award a high school diploma to a foreign student; provided that the program:

(1) Includes two years of high school level coursework to be completed online through the Internet;

(2) Requires the foreign student to physically attend the charter school for at least one semester at the twelfth grade level; and

(3) Offers an appropriate curriculum for attaining a high school diploma in accordance with the standards established by the department.

(b) A charter school may assess tuition to a foreign student for the foreign student's participation in any program established by the charter school pursuant to subsection (a).

(c) For the purposes of this section, "foreign student" means a high school level student who permanently resides in a jurisdiction other than the United States and who satisfies the school age restriction set forth in section 302A-1134(c)."

SECTION 2. Section 302D-28, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended by amending subsection (h) to read as follows:

"(h) No charter school may assess tuition[.], except as provided in section 302D-    ."

SECTION 3. Statutory material to be repealed is bracketed and stricken. New statutory material is underscored.

SECTION 4. This Act shall take effect upon its approval.

 

INTRODUCED BY:

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Report Title:

Charter Schools; Foreign Students; High School Diploma; Tuition

 

Description:

Authorizes charter high schools to charge tuition to foreign students who study online with the school and attend the school for at least one semester to earn a diploma in accordance with DOE standards.

 

 

 

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