HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-EIGHTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2015

 

COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION

Rep. Roy M. Takumi, Chair

Rep. Takashi Ohno, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Henry J.C. Aquino

Rep. Matthew S. LoPresti

Rep. Isaac W. Choy

Rep. Calvin K.Y. Say

Rep. Linda Ichiyama

Rep. Clift Tsuji

Rep. Kaniela Ing

Rep. Lauren Kealohilani Matsumoto

Rep. Ken Ito

Rep. Andria P.L. Tupola

Rep. Sam Satoru Kong

 

 

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

TIME:

2:00 pm

PLACE:

Conference Room 309

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

 

A G E N D A

 

SB 831, SD2

(SSCR824)

Status

RELATING TO EDUCATION.

Amends the chapter governing public charter schools to align the requirements for start-up and conversion charter schools. Defines "applicant governing board" and makes conforming amendments. Makes other housekeeping amendments. (SD2)

 

EDN, FIN

SB 836, SD2

(SSCR783)

Status

RELATING TO PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOLS.

Requires state departments, upon the closure of facilities, to consider the facility's suitability for use by public charter schools or early learning pre-plus programs, and to notify the department of education, state public charter schools commission, and executive office on early learning of the availability and suitability of the facility. (SD2)

 

EDN, FIN

SB 1345

(SSCR789)

Status

RELATING TO PUBLIC SCHOOLS.

Requires the department of education to develop a transition plan to end multi-track schedules in public schools and report to the legislature regarding the plan and any proposed legislation. Requires the department of education to give priority to overpopulated schools, including multi-track schools, among capital improvement project appropriation requests submitted to the legislature.

 

EDN, FIN

SB 841, SD2

(SSCR886)

Status

RELATING TO SCHOOL HEALTH.

Requires the Department of Education and Department of Health to jointly establish an interagency working group to create a comprehensive school health program. (SD2)

 

EDN, HLT, FIN

 

 

 

 

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

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Rep. Roy M. Takumi

Chair