The State Public Charter School Commission or “the Commission” is the State of Hawaiʻi’s statewide charter school authorizer. The mission of the Commission is "to authorize high-quality public charter schools throughout the State". The Commission is a diverse and talented group of leaders appointed by the Hawaiʻi Board of Education on an unpaid, volunteer basis.
The Commission is made up of nine members, all of whom are statutorily required to meet the following qualifications:
- Commitment to education. Each member's record demonstrates a deep and abiding interest in education, and a dedication to the social, academic, and character development of young people through the administration of a high performing charter school system.
- Record of integrity, civic virtue, and high ethical standards. Each member demonstrates integrity, civic virtue, and high ethical standards and is willing to hold fellow Commission members to the same.
- Availability for constructive engagement. Each member is committed to being a conscientious and attentive Commission member.
- Knowledge of best practices. Each member has an understanding of best practices in charter school educational governance or is willing to be trained in such.
On June 28, 2018, the Commission approved its Strategic Vision and Plan for Chartering and Authorizing of Public Charter Schools 2019-2023. Click here to view the plan.