Legislature voting on charter school omnibus bill

Published: Apr. 30, 2012 at 8:09 AM HST
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HONOLULU (AP) - The state Legislature will vote this week on a bill that would overhaul Hawaii's charter school management structure.

Senate Education Chairwoman Jill Tokuda explains that Senate Bill 2115 puts into place a comprehensive governance system for charter schools. It incorporates task force recommendations to establish clear lines of authority under a state charter school commission.

The bill passed a legislative conference committee on Friday, the last day to finalize bills for a vote before session ends on Thursday.

Tokuda says the measure gives charter schools the autonomy and flexibility they need to meet the needs of students. It also ensures that public charter schools can be held accountable for educating students and managing taxpayer dollars.

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