SYNOPSIS OF 2005 LEGISLATIVE REPORTS
A. Reports on the bills and resolutions passed in the 2004, Regular Session, Hawaii State
Bills and Resolutions
| Report on Education System (Act 51, SB 3238,
SD2, HD2, CD1, Part XI, Section 61) PEB
||Report on findings and recommendations on the progress and impact on the education
system of Act 51, content and resources; a list of statutes, rules, policies or procedures that need to be
amended, removed, or enacted to enable effective implementation of WSF, SCC and transparency in financial
reporting; and a list of programs recommended to be repealed to enable DOE and schools greater flexibility
in budgeting, operations, and curriculum management.
|Report of the Interagency Working Group ( Act 51, SB3238, SD2, HD2, CD1,Part VIII. Section 42)
Report on plans to implement the transfer of rights, powers, functions, duties, and resources from the Department
of Accounting and General Services and the Department of Human Resources Development to the Department of
| Implementation of Two-Tier Kindergartens (Act
219, SB 17, SD1, HD1, CD2) OCISS
||Report on findings and recommendations regarding implementation of the two-tier
junior kindergarten and kindergarten program.
| Increasing School Expenditures by School Principals
(HB 2002, HD2, SD1, CD1) BUDGET
||Report detailing the programs and functions placed under the control of schools
to achieve benchmarks
(80% - 90%) of the DOE's total budget appropriations.
| Development and Support for Robotics Education in Hawaii
(SCR 131, SD1, SR69, SD1) OCISS
||Report findings and recommendations to address coordination and support for robotics
education in Hawaii, including sustainability, financing, educator PD and other issues.
| Establishment of Student Exchange Program With Republic
of the Philippines (SCR 164, SR84, HR 168, HD1) OCISS
||Report on establishment of student exchange program involving students in Hawaii
public schools and the Republic of the Philippines.
| State Budget – No
Child Left Behind (NCLB)
(Act 200, HB 200, HD1, SD1, CD1 Part III, Section 43) BUDGET; OBS
||Report on identified needs of funding, positions, organization schemes, facilities
and equipment and statutory/constitutional amendments necessary to maintain compliance with NCLB.
| State Budget – Autism
200, HB 200, HD2, SD1, CD1 Part III, Section 49) OCISS
||Report on efforts to service autistic students including funding positions, organization
schemes, and facilities and equipment.
| State Budget – Transfer
of Federal Funds for After School A+ Programs (Act 200, HB 200, HD1, SD1, CD1 Part VII, Section 142) BUDGET
||Report terms and conditions of the subject matter.
B. Required annual reports:
| Mandatory Expulsion
Policy for Possession of a Firearm (Section 302A-1134, HRS) OCISS
||Annual report on number of students excluded, types of firearms found in their
possession and the schools from which they were excluded.
|Section 302A-1004, HRS Comprehensive Accountability
||Report on the specifics of the implementation of the comprehensive accountability system, as
well as the fiscal requirements and legislative actions necessary to maintain and improve the accountability
|Section 302A-1004, HRS Annual Education Status Report,
- results of school-by-school assessment of educational outcomes;
- summaries of each
school's standards implementation design;
- summaries of demographic make-up of schools;
- comparisons of
conditions affecting Hawaii schools vs. other states;
- other such assessments deemed appropriate by the BOE.
Section 302A-1004, HRS School-by-School Expenditures Report,
- The financial analysis of expenditures by the department with respect to the following areas:
- Instruction, including face-to-face teaching, and classroom materials;
- Instructional support, including pupil, teacher and program support;
- Operations, including non-instructional pupil services, facilities and business services;
- Other commitments, including contingencies, capital improvement projects, out-of-district
obligations, and legal obligations;
- Leadership, including school management, program and operations
management, and district management.
- The measures of accuracy, efficiency, and productivity of the DOE, districts and schools in
delivering resources to the classroom and the student.
| Annual Report on the Teacher Education Coordinating
Committee (Section 304-20, HRS) OHR
||Report on activities relating to:
The development of strong teacher training programs at accredited institutions of higher learning in
Addressing issues and concerns regarding teacher preparation and other educational matters related
to improving education in the State of Hawaii.
| School Priority Program (Section 302A-1309,
||Annual report on use of funds by schools.
| Incentive and Innovation Grant Trust Fund
(Section 302A-301, HRS) OCISS
||Annual report on operations of the Grant Award and Review Panel.
| Classification/Compensation Appeals Board
(Section 302A-620, HRS) OHR
Even-numbered years’ report on the classification/compensation
plan and related cost.
| Federal and Trust Funds (Section 29-25, HRS)
||Annual report on the exact amount and specific nature of federal impact aid,
U.S. Department of Defense funds, and federal indirect overhead reimbursements received.
| Federal Grant Search, Development, and Application
Revolving Fund (Section 29-1405, HRS) BUDGET
||Annual report on the status of federal grant search, development and application
| Carry over of Funds (Section 37-14.5,
||Annual report to the Director of B&F identifying the total amount of
funds to be carried over to the next fiscal year.
Annual report on total amount of funds and on a school-by-school basis.
| School-level Minor
R & M Accounts Section
||Report to Director of Finance 90 days after close of FY on funds in each school
account and carryover to next FY.
| Hawaii 3Rs School Repair and Maintenance Fund
(Act 309 (SLH 2001)/ Act 213 (SLH 2004)/ Act 51 SB 3238, SD2, HD2, CD1 Part VIII, Section 45) OBS
||Annual report of progress of Hawaii School
R & M fund.
| Annual Report for Repair and Maintenance (Act
51, SLH 2004, and Act 316, SLH 2001) OBS
||Financial statement of the maintenance accounts and status of repair and maintenance