Informational Briefing to the
House Committee on Education
Senate Committee on Education &
Military Affairs
April 18, 2005
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The Reinventing Education Act of 2004
enables the
Transformation of Public Education
Improved Student Achievement
Empowerment
Accountability
Streamlining
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Empowerment
Weighted Student
Formula
II
Committee on Weights Creation
•Weighted Student Formula Phase I
Principals
IV
Principals academy
Principals’ authority defined
•Not less than 70% expended by principals
12-month principal term of service report
Appropriation for principal recall days
•Two separate EO classifications
Appropriation for ACE
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Community Involvement
V
WSF Phase I Schools School Community
Councils (SCC) implementation
PCNC funding for every school
Students
VI
Math textbooks
Lower class sizes in K-2
Year-round Student Activities Coordinator
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Accountability
Principals
II
Principals’ accountability defined
Performance contracts for principals report
Teachers
VII
Teacher National Board Certification
program - salary bonus
•Hawaii Teachers Standards Board
certification
•UH College of Edn faculty – 8 positions
Educational
Accountability
IX
Assess and track measures of academic
achievement, safety and well being, and civic
responsibility
Annual assessment program
Fiscal accountability
Evaluations of CAS/ Principals
BOE to hold two community meetings
annually in each administrative district
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Streamlining
Information
Technology
Infrastructure
III
•Support instructional, student information,
fiscal, human resources, and outcomebased research systems.
•Security and privacy infrastructure
•School technical support
•eSIS customization
•Training
Reduction of
Bureaucracy
VIII
Interagency Working Group creation
DAGS functions relating to Repair &
Maintenance transfer 7/1/04
3R’s functional & personnel transfer
•DAGS & DHRD functions transfer 7/1/05
•B&F, AG, DHS, and DOH functions transfer
7/1/06
•Single school calendar
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A LOT has happened in the
past 10 months!!
Milestone
Principals
De-linking
July 1, 2005
Communities
Pilot Schools
Weighted Student Formula
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Act 51 Status Report
• Performance contracts for principals
– Under negotiation with union
• Hawaii Principals Academy
– Training for principals and school community
councils is underway; training will accelerate
this summer and fall
• School Community Councils
– Draft handbook posted Feb 14 on the web; final
version will be printed this spring
– Non-pilot schools are organizing now for
operation at the start of SY 2005-06
– Training will be critically important
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Act 51 Status Report
• 22 pilot schools
– Submitted their academic and financial plans for
SY 05-06 in Jan/Feb
– Staffing options explored at Campbell High School
– Lessons learned
• Cultural change is the greatest impact
• Data driven decision making provides more focus
• Development of Academic and Financial Plans requires a
different skill set for principals
• Alignment with Strategic Planning throughout the DOE
• Frequent and consistent communication is required
• Sharing experiences provides networking and mutual
support
• Business – Parental Partnerships are key!
– Principals meet regularly every six (6) weeks for training
and sharing
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Act 51 Status Report
• Interagency Working Group
provided leadership in initiating the
de-linking efforts.
• “De-linking” from DAGS
– 207 positions and funds will transfer from DAGS
to DOE on July 1, 2005
– Central services employees will stay intact as a
work unit in the DOE
– Neighbor island DAGS will continue to provide
services to DOE after July 1, 2005
– DOE post-7/1/05 organization structure and
services delivery systems are designed
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Act 51 Status Report
• “De-linking” from DHRD
– Work teams are preparing for 7/1/05 transfer of
functions including recruitment, examination
and classification
– DOE is establishing and will operate a civil
service personnel system based on the present
DHRD system
– DOE has requested 24 new positions including
positions to handle DAGS workers comp cases,
for its HR staff effective 7/1/05
– DOE has asked DHRD:
• To continue providing personnel training, benefit
administration, and labor relations services
• To allow a phase-in of the transfer of other
personnel management functions over 3-12
months beyond 7/1/05
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Act 51 Status Report
• Single school calendar effective SY 06-07
– Over 127,000 ballots collected and scanned
– BOE Ad Hoc Committee recommended a
schedule of fall-winter-spring-summer breaks
of 1-3-2-7 weeks
– Tentative student start/end dates for SY 06-07
are 7/27/06 and 6/7/07
– DOE is now consulting and conferring with
bargaining unit representatives
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At Least 70% of the DOE Budget
to be Expended by Principals
Committee on Weights: 72% Expended by Principals
48% in Weighted Student Formula
Green = Discretionary; Blue = Non-discretionary;
Black = Not Expended by Principals (excludes charter schools)
Custodial, Classroom
Cleaners, Telephone,
M inor Repairs &
M aintenance
3%
Categorical + Portion of
Special Education
16%
Federal Funds Special and
7%
Trust Funds
1%
Centralized Special
Education Services
11%
Comprehensive
Student Support
Services
3%
Lump Sum Employee
Fringe Benefits
10%
English for Second
Language Learners
(ESLL), Gifted and
Talented, PCNCs etc.
2%
Lump Sum Programs
30%
Food Services, Student
Transportation, Utilities
9%
Instructional Support
2%
State and District/Complex
Area Administration
3%
Federal Funds Centrally
Administered
2%
Adult Education
1%
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Act 51 Status Report
•
Weighted student formula
– Committee on Weights recommended:
• 0.23 for ESL students
• 0.10 for economically disadvantaged students
• 0.20 for grades K-2
• No change in existing formula for SpEd students
• Supplements for small schools
• More study on gifted/talented, transient/mobile, and “at risk”
students
• More study on allocations to small schools, middle schools,
and combined schools
• 48% unrestricted to schools, 24% categorical to schools
– DOE recommends:
• 1.0 for grades 3-12
• 0.2 for ESL
• 0.05 for military students
• $200 per student supplement for geographically isolated
schools
– Some schools will have more $$, some less.
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Act 51 Status Report
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Act 51: Status of Appropriations
Act 51 Appropriation
$
Amount
Governor
Released
Mathematics textbooks
$ 2,500,000
07/23/04
Allocated & will be
fully spent.
Teachers to lower class
size in Grades K – 2
$ 2,143,350
07/23/04
Allocated & will be
fully spent.
Principal’s Academy
$ 500,000
07/23/04
Academy
established, pilot
training begun.
National Board Certification
of teachers
$ 480,000
07/23/04
Certification
payments are
being made.
Principal recall days
$ 400,000
07/23/04
Principals were
recalled in
summer 2004.
Comments
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Act 51: Status of Appropriations
Act 51 Appropriation
$
Amount
Governor
Released
Comments
Piloting school community
councils (SCCs), academic
and financial plans
$ 400,000
07/23/04
All 22 pilot schools
established SCCs
and developed
academic and
financial plans.
School community councils
(SCCs)
$ 350,000
07/23/04
Councils are being
established
statewide and will
be trained.
Administrator’s Certification
of Excellence
$ 183,780
07/23/04
Required support
implemented.
Hawaii Teacher Standards
Board support
$
07/23/04
Implemented.
92,000
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Act 51: Status of Appropriations
Act 51 Appropriation
$
Amount
Governor
Released
Comments
Committee on Weights
$
10,000
07/23/04
Committee
established,
Weighted Student
Formula
recommendation
completed.
Technology to support
school operations
$ 2,000,000
12/01/04
Required
infrastructure
being
implemented.
Parent-Community
Networking Coordinators
(PCNCs)
$ 1,743,900
12/01/04
All schools have
paid PCNCs.
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Act 51: Status of Appropriations
Act 51 Appropriation
$
Amount
Governor
Released
Comments
Full-time, year-round Student
Activities Coordinators (SACs)
$ 460,000
12/01/04
Implemented.
Programs that support parents
$ 100,000
12/01/04
Implemented.
Total Act 51 Appropriations
$ 11,363,030
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Reflections
• There is constant tension between
empowering schools and directing
them to comply with external
requirements.
Categorical
funds
Lump Sum WSF
• Change is impacting all levels in
the DOE, from the classrooms to
the Office of the Superintendent.
• Reinventing public education is a
work-in-progress.
• Changes in practice take time!
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Questions?
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Act 51 status report 2/17/05