THE SENATE

THE TWENTY-EIGHTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2015

 

COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION

Senator Michelle N. Kidani, Chair

Senator Breene Harimoto, Vice Chair

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

 

DATE:

Monday, February 2, 2015

TIME:

1:15pm

PLACE:

Conference Room 229

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

SB 1098

      Status & Testimony

RELATING TO LIBRARIES.

Updates chapter 321, Hawaii Revised Statutes, to accurately reflect long-standing State Board of Education and Hawaii State Public Library System practice.

 

EDU

SB 857

      Status & Testimony

RELATING TO THE PREAUDITS OF PROPOSED PAYMENTS.

Extends the fiscal flexibility and autonomy previously granted to the Department of Education until June 30, 2020, to allow the Department to continue to use its resources in a more cost-effective manner.

 

EDU, WAM

SB 984

      Status & Testimony

RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION.

Establishes an interagency working group consisting of the senate education committee chairperson, house of representatives education committee chairperson, superintendent of education, and comptroller, or their designees, and any other persons the superintendent of education or comptroller deem necessary.  Tasks the interagency working group with discussing various issues relating to Act 51, Session Laws of Hawaii 2004.

 

EDU, WAM

SB 328

      Status & Testimony

RELATING TO SCHOOLS.

Authorizes each public school, at the discretion of the principal or principal's designee, to accept in-kind services in lieu of collecting fees and charges for the use of school facilities and grounds.

 

EDU, WAM

SB 126

      Status & Testimony

RELATING TO EDUCATION.

Reconstitutes the board of education to consist of eleven rather than nine members, one each from the seven department of education districts (Hawaii, Maui, Kauai, Honolulu, Central, Leeward, and Windward), and four at-large members.  Requires that at least two at-large members have business management experience and at least two members have public education experience; provided that one member have experience as a school principal.  Allows the board members, rather than the governor to choose a chairperson.  Increases the number of nonvoting public high school representatives to the board from one to two students.  Increases the term of office for members of the board of education from three to four years, makes terms run concurrently with the term of the appointing governor, and eliminates term limits.  Terminates the membership of the current board on June 30, 2015.  Effective 6/30/15.

 

EDU, WAM

SB 860

      Status & Testimony

RELATING TO THE BOARD OF EDUCATION.

Provides for the selection of the BOE chairperson by the BOE members, rather than the Governor.

 

EDU, JDL

 

Decision Making to follow, if time permits.

 

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FOR AMENDED NOTICES:  Measures that have been deleted are stricken through and measures that have been added are underscored.  If a measure is both underscored and stricken through, that measure has been deleted from the agenda.

 

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Senator Michelle N. Kidani

Chair