Archived Legislative Reports, 2008

Archived reports for the Hawaii State Legislature, delivered prior to the start of the 2008 Legislative Session.

Reports on the bills and resolutions passed in the 2007, Regular Session, Hawaii State Legislature:




SB 639, SD2, HD1, CD1(SLH 2005)

Teacher Housing Program, Transfer to DOE

Feasibility report on DOE's capacity to assume HCDCH teacher housing responsibilities.  View report.

HB 100, HD1, SD1, CD1, Part III, Section 48(SLH 2005)

Annualized and Projected Report on Revenues, Expenditures and Number of Meals to be Served

Report on year-to-date revenues and expenditures by all means of financing as of November 30, annualized projections on revenues and expenditures by means of financing, and annualized projections on estimated lunches to be served by categories.  View report.

HB 100, HD1, SD1, CD1, Part VII, Section 168

CIP and R & M Programs Transfer

Report on CIP and R & M programs transfer of positions and funds between DAGS and DOE for the period of Dec. 1 to Nov. 30 of the previous year.  View report.

SB 3059, SD2, HD1, CD1, Act 301

Standards-Based Curriculum


Report annual progress on the process of aligning course materials for all grades w/HCPS and federal educational standards, and on any vendor selected to provide its software program(s). Also a second report on: (1) assessment of the implementation of articulated and aligned S-B curricula in schools and complexes; (2) performance and competency indicators of student achievement; (3) a plan for a complex-by-complex development and implementation of a S-B curriculum; (4) resource requirements and timeline to implement curriculum; and (5) any need to contract with a curricular developer or consultant.  View report.

SB 3101, SD2, HD2, CD1, Act 259

Early Childhood Education


Establishes an early learning educational taskforce to develop a five-year plan with annual increments for a coherent, comprehensive, and sustainable early learning system. Interim progress report in planning early learning programs for four-year olds with optimal use of public resources, including proposed legislation. Also, a final report of its progress, findings, and recommendations, including any additional proposed legislation.  View report.

HB 1900, HD1, SD1, CD1, Section 47.1, Act 160

December 1, 2006 Report on the Work of the Second Committee on Weights

Report on the work of the second committee on weights, including WSF adopted for FY'07-'08 by the BOE, weighted characteristics, and other factors used in determining the formula.  View report.

HB 1900, HD1, SD1, CD1, Section 47.2, Act 160

Superintendent's Fund

Report on expenditures approved by the Superintendent and made by the schools.  View report.

HB 1900,HD1,SD1,CD1, Section 168.5, Act 160

State Budget - Energy Reduction Efforts


Report on: (1) energy consumption for the past two years; (2) steps taken to inventory, investigate, plan, and implement energy reduction efforts; and (3) a plan or alternatives to reduce energy consumption in the future.  View report.

HB 2175,HD2,SD2,CD1, Section 2, Act 96

Relating to Energy


Appropriates funds to develop and implement a photo voltaic, net energy metered pilot project in public schools; and requires an interim report (in 2007) and final report (in 2008).  View report.

HB 2175,HD2,SD2,CD1, Section 11, Act 96

Relating to Energy.

Report identifying projects that need GO bond funding.  View report.

HCR 75, SD1

McKinley High School Physical Education and Athletic Facilities

Report findings regarding subject matter including conceptual design of proposed facilities, availability of and need for infrastructure, feasibility of design-build process, time-line, costs, and different models to encourage public-private partnerships.  View report.


Required annual reports: 




 Section 302A-1134, HRS

Mandatory Expulsion Policy for Possession of a Firearm SY 2005-06

Annual report on number of students excluded, types of firearms found in their possession and the schools from which they were excluded.  View report.

Section 302A-1004, HRS

(b)    Accountability System

(c)     Educational Assessment and Accountability; Annual Reports

(d)    School-by-School Expenditure Report


Report of 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 system.

Report on:

1) Results of school-by-school assessment of educational outcomes;

2) Summaries of each school's standards implementation design;

3) Summaries of demographic make-up of schools;

4) Comparisons of conditions affecting Hawaii schools vs. other states;

5) Other such assessments deemed appropriate by the BOE.

1)     The financial analysis of expenditures by      the department with respect to the following      areas:

(A) Instruction, including face-to-face teaching, and classroom materials;

(B) Instructional support, including pupil, teacher and program support;

(C) Operations, including non-instructional pupil services, facilities and business services;

(D) Other commitments, including contingencies, capital improvement projects, out-of-district obligations, and legal obligations;

(E) Leadership, including school management, program and operations management, and district management.

2) The measures of accuracy, efficiency, and productivity of the DOE, districts and schools in delivering resources to the classroom and the student.

Section 304A-302, HRS

Annual Report on the Teacher Education Coordinating Committee


Report on activities relating to:

1) The development of strong teacher training programs at accredited institutions of higher learning in Hawaii and;

2) Addressing issues and concerns regarding teacher preparation and other educational matters related to improving education in the State of Hawaii.  View report.

Section 302A-301, HRS

Incentive and Innovation Grant Trust Fund

Annual report on operations of the Grant Award and Review Panel.  View report.

Section 302A-620, HRS

Classification/Compensation Appeals Board

Even-numbered years' report on the classification/compensation plan and related cost.  View report.

Section 29-25, HRS

Federal and Trust Funds


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.  View report.

Section 302A-1405, HRS

Federal Grant Search, Development, and Application Revolving Fund

Annual report on the status of federal grant search, development and application revolving fund.  View report.

Section 37-41.5, HRS

Carry over of Funds


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.  View report.

Section 37-74 (d) HRS Act 51 (SLH 2004)

Transfers of Appropriated Funds and Positions

Quarterly reports to Governor on subject matter and annual report to Governor and Legislature.  View report.

Section 302A-1504

School-level Minor R & M Accounts

Report to Director of Finance 90 days after close of FY on funds in each school account and carryover to next FY.  View report.

Act 309 (SLH 2001)/, Act 213 (SLH 2004)/Act 51, SB 3238, SD2, HD2, CD1, Part VIII, Section 45

Hawaii 3Rs School Repair and Maintenance Fund


Annual report of progress of Hawaii School R & M fund.  ​View report.

Act 316, SB 1577, Section 2, (SLH 2001)/Act 51, Section 50, (SLH 2004)

Annual Report for: State Educational Repair and Maintenance (Note: responses for items 12, 13, & 14 combined)

Annual report of account finances and status of R & M projects undertaken.  Project expenditures shall be posted electronically on the Internet within 30 days of each project's completion.  View report.

Act 316, SB 1577, Section 2, (SLH 2001)/Act 51, Section 51, (SLH 2004)

School Physical Plant Operations and Maintenance Account (Note: responses for items 12, 13, & 14 combined)

Annual report of account finances and status of R & M projects undertaken.  Project expenditures shall be posted electronically on the Internet and update them quarterly.  View report.

Act 316, SB 1577, Section 3, (SLH 2001)/, Act 51, Section 50 , (SLH 2004)

Six-Year Program and Financial Plan for School R & M. (Note: responses for items 12, 13, & 14 combined)

Report on Six-Year Program and Financial Plan for School R & M including annual funding requirements.  Also develop and maintain facilities physical analysis report for each public school posted electronically on the Internet.  View report.

Act 51, SB 3238, SD2, HD2, CD1, Part VII, Section 42, (SLH 2004), Act 225, SB 2720, SD2, HD1, CD1, (SLH 2006) - Amendments

Transfer of Certain Rights, Powers, Functions, Duties, and Resources to DOE

Report on convening of an interagency working group and its development of comprehensive plans for transferring certain rights, powers, functions, duties, and resources, including positions, from other state departments.  View report.

Act 219, SB 17, SD1, HD1, CD2, (SLH 2004)

Implementation of Two-Tier Kindergartens

Report on findings and recommendations regarding implementation of the two-tier junior kindergarten and kindergarten program.  View report.

Section 302A-1115

Reallocation of Vacant Positions

Annual report on reallocations to Budget & Finance.  View report.

Section 36-32, HRS

State Educational Facilities Improvement Special Fund

Annual report concerning a financial statement of the special fund and the status of projects undertaken.  View report.

SB 1394,SD2,HD2,CD1, Act 141 (2005)

February, 2007 Report on the Medicaid School-based Claiming Program​

Report annually on the DOE's effort to establish and implement a federal maximization program for Medicaid-eligible health services that it provides to Hawaii's school-aged children.  View report.

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