Hawaii

School Choice Policies

Charter School Choice

Do state statutes allow for charter schools?

Are for-profit charters allowed?

Did not find

Is there a cap on the number of charter schools?

Did not find-

We did not find information about caps on charter schools in Hawaii statutes. However, Education Commission of the States states that Hawaii does not have caps on charters.

Education Commission of the States 50-State Comparison

Are charters required to provide transportation for any students?

Did not find-

We did not find information about charter school transportation requirements in Hawaii statutes. However, Education Commission of the States states that Hawaii does not specify who must provide transportation to charter school students.

Education Commission of the States 50-State Comparison

Can charter schools employ uncertified teachers?

Yes-

Charters must hire licensed teachers to teach in their fields of licensing. However, charters may hire unlicensed teachers in "emergency situations" on a case-by-case basis.

302A-804(b)(1&3) Powers and duties of the department, commission, and charter schools

Virtual School Choice

Do state statutes allow for full-time virtual schools?

Unclear-

Charter schools have "flexibility and independent authority to implement alternative frameworks with regard to ... virtual education" - The definition of a charter school includes virtual instruction as a potential alternative framework for charters.

302D-1 (2)

Are virtual schools required to track attendance?

Did not find

Do virtual schools have to comply with state teacher certification requirements?

Did not find

Private School Choice

Do state statutes allow for voucher programs?

No-

No voucher programs found.

EdChoice School Choice in America

Do state statutes allow for educational expense tax credits or deductions?

No-

No educational expense tax credits or deductions found.

EdChoice School Choice in America

Can students use vouchers to attend religious schools?

Not Applicable

Is there a cap on the number of students or private schools participating in voucher programs?

Not Applicable

Are voucher students in private schools required to take any standardized tests?

Not Applicable

Can private schools be removed from voucher programs based on performance?

Not Applicable

Are private schools in voucher programs required to provide transportation?

Not Applicable

Interdistrict School Choice

Do state statutes allow for interdistrict choice?

Not Applicable-

Not applicable as Hawaii has a statewide school district.

302A-110 - Definitions

Are receiving schools or districts required to provide transportation to any students?

Not Applicable

Page last updated: January 2020

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