Hawaii - Community Involvement in Local Governance: Stakeholders

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State law requires community member representation on school governance councils or in school improvement planning efforts.

H.R.S. §302A-1124 Mandate to initiate school community councils.

(a) The department, through the board and its superintendent, shall establish a school community council system under which each public school, excluding charter schools, shall create and maintain a school community council. Each school community council shall:

  • (1) Review and evaluate the school's academic plan and financial plan, and either recommend revisions of the plans to the principal, or recommend the plans for approval by the complex area superintendent;

  • (2) Ensure that the school's academic and financial plans are consistent with the educational accountability system under section 302A-1004;

  • (3) Participate in principal selection and evaluation, and transmit any such evaluations to the complex area superintendent; and

  • (4) Provide collaborative opportunities for input and consultation.

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