Education Committees to Hear Progress of Charter School System Overhaul

Honolulu – The Senate and House Committees on Education will be holding an informational briefing to receive an update on the progress of implementing Act 130 (Senate Bill 2115 CD1), Relating to Charter Schools.  Act 130, SLH 2012, establishes clear lines of authority and clarifies the relationships, responsibilities, and lines of accountability among stakeholders of Hawaii’s Charter School System.

The meeting will be held on Tuesday, December 18 at 2 p.m. in the State Capitol’s Conference Room 309. 

The National Association of Charter School Authorizers (NACSA) will be here to provide updates and the following individuals will be presenting to the committee:

  • William Haft, Vice President of Authorizer Development
  • Whitney Spalding-Spencer, Director of Authorizer Development

“Last session the Legislature completely recodified our charter school laws to ensure both accountability and autonomy with the overall goal being increased student success. This will be a good opportunity to gauge the progress of the implementation and transition work and what further reforms, if any, are needed,” said Sen. Jill Tokuda, chair of the Senate Committee on Education.

No public testimony will be accepted.