The Senate Education Committee Wednesday approved a proposal to appropriate $25 million to continue funding differentials in teacher shortage areas and adjust veteran’s teacher pay higher next school year.
This month, the Public Access Room will be on Hawaii Island (Sept. 9–13), Maui (Sept. 16–19), and Kauai (Sept. 23–25) as part of its annual outreach. Additional presentations on Oahu, Molokai, and Lanai will be scheduled for later this fall.
A school funding proposal, Senate Bill 1474, was approved overwhelmingly by the full Senate on Tuesday, March 5, and now crosses over into the House for review.
The proposal would provide additional funding, 80 percent to public schools and 20 percent to the University of Hawaii, through a half-percent increase in the general excise tax (GET).