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  1. Act 51, Amended by Act 221 Reinventing Education Act for the Children of Hawaii, REACH Our Goal…Our Children…Our Future

  2. Hire and Fire Principals Develop School Improvement Plans Increase School Funding Determine School Budgets Act 51 executes a plethora of educational innovations, BUT it does not…

  3. Principals' Academy Weighted Student Formula Class Size K-2nd Support for Students who need extra help School Community Councils Information Systems Math Textbooks Teacher Education Reducing Bureaucracy Teacher National Board Certification Act 51 institutes many more educational initiatives based upon the Goal of REACH

  4. REACH, Act 51 • The goal of REACH is to reshape the DOE into a professional service organization that supports our schools. The DOE will make sure basic needs are met, set system-wide policies and standards, and empower decision-making at the school level. • The DOE must become more innovative, service-oriented and entrepreneurial. • The DOE must create new products, services and “best practice” models for our schools.

  5. The Three (3) Principles of REACH Empowerment Accountability Streamlining

  6. Empowerment • Weighted Student Formula • A fair and equitable way to distribute funds to schools based on student characteristics. • Principals and school communities will have greater reach – more authority, more decision-making ability and more control over funds.

  7. Empowerment • Weighted Student Formula • Principals will have access to 70% of the school’s operating budget

  8. Empowerment • School Community Councils • Enable shared decision-making • Focus on student achievement • Review and recommend approval of the Standards Implementation Design (SID) Plan • Review Academic and Financial Plans

  9. Empowerment • School Community Councils • Provide opportunities for discussions on school improvement • Participate in the selection and evaluation process of principals • Request waivers to Board of Education • Develop and revise school policies

  10. Empowerment • Students • $2.5 million to buy new mathematics textbooks and supplies • $2.14 million to hire 75 elementary school teachers to reduce class size in grades K-2 • $460,000 to fund a 12-month student activities coordinator in each public high school • $100,000 to fund programs that support parents in working with students who need additional help to succeed in school

  11. Accountability • Principals • Performance Contracts • Hawaii Principals Academy

  12. Accountability • Teachers • National Board Certification Incentive Program • Provide yearly salary bonus and fee reimbursement

  13. Accountability • Educational Accountability • Academic Achievement • Reading performance in Grade 3 • Teaching students to think critically • Safety and Well Being • CSSS plans • Differentiated instruction • Family Involvement • Early Intervention • Civic Responsibility • American Democracy • Community and Global Issues

  14. Streamlining • Information Technology • Positions to provide technical support • Electronic Student Support System (eSIS)

  15. Streamlining • Reduction of Bureaucracy • Construction of new school facilities • Repair and maintenance • Civil service recruitment and screening • Labor relations for civil service staff • Background checks • Control of federal funds and grant monies

  16. Streamlining • New School Calendar • All public schools will adopt a single school calendar by 2006-2007

  17. REACH Resources • Community Brochures • School Community Councils (SCC) • Committee on Weights • Weighted Student Formula • REACH website • http://reach.k12.hi.us

  18. DOE website: http://reach.k12.hi.us http://reach.k12.hi.us/

  19. Questions, Answers and Bin ListsThank you for attending tonight…please drive home safely • Next meeting: October 17, 2004 • SCC timelines • SCC By-Laws