Bill Text: HI SCR140 | 2019 | Regular Session | Introduced


Bill Title: Requesting The Department Of Education To Review Its Policies Regarding Recruitment Of Experienced And Qualified Teachers, With Particular Consideration On Eliminating The Cap On Credit For Years Of Teaching Outside Of The Department Of Education.

Spectrum: Strong Partisan Bill (Democrat 14-1)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-03-13 - Referred to EDU. [SCR140 Detail]

Download: Hawaii-2019-SCR140-Introduced.html

THE SENATE

S.C.R. NO.

140

THIRTIETH LEGISLATURE, 2019

 

STATE OF HAWAII

 

 

 

 

 

SENATE CONCURRENT

RESOLUTION

 

 

requesting the department of education to review its policies regarding recruitment of experienced and qualified teachers, with particular consideration on eliminating the cap on credit for years of teaching outside of the department of education.

 

 


     WHEREAS, the Department of Education has experienced an exceptionally high shortage of qualified teachers in recent years and increasingly relies on uncertified teachers to fill vacant classrooms; and

 

     WHEREAS, teachers typically earn pay increases through years of experience and continuing personal development; and

 

     WHEREAS, recruitment of qualified teachers from outside the Department of Education system is limited by a policy that limits credit for teaching experience to a maximum of six years no matter how many years a qualified teacher has taught outside of the Department of Education; and

 

     WHEREAS, qualified teachers with many years of experience outside the Department of Education could fill some of the vacant positions if they were offered pay commensurate with their experience and qualifications; now, therefore,

 

     BE IT RESOLVED by the Senate of the Thirtieth Legislature of the State of Hawaii, Regular Session of 2019, the House of Representatives concurring, that the Department of Education is requested to review its policies regarding recruitment of experienced and qualified teachers, with particular consideration on eliminating the cap on credit for years of teaching outside of the Department; and

 

     BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that certified copies of this Concurrent Resolution be transmitted to the Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Chair of the Board of Education, Superintendent of Education, and President of the Hawaii State Teachers Association.

 

 

 

 

OFFERED BY:

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Report Title: 

Department of Education; Teachers; Recruitment; Incentives

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