Admissions and Enrollment

Help on legal and policy considerations for schools and governing boards, to be able to review their admissions and enrollment policies and practices.

The State Public Charter School Commission has a list of four approved independent auditors that schools can utilize for their annual audits: CW Associates, CPAs; Carbonaro CPAs and Management Group; Jay Miyaki CPA, LLC; N and K CPAs,...

Charter schools are required to adopt policies and procedures that require employees to report to appropriate authorities, acts that have been committed or will be committed, which involve crimes.

Annual English Language Proficiency (ELP) Assessment window for this school year will be from Tuesday, January 16, 2024 through Friday, March 1, 2024

Governance Resources for Schools

Each Hawaii public charter school is governed by its respective governing board. The governing board is responsible for the financial, organizational, and academic viability of the charter school and implementation of the charter.

Hawaii State Code of Ethics

The State Ethics Code applies to charter school employees and members of Governing Boards. Guidance documents from the Hawaii State Ethics Commission help in learning about the State Ethics Code and the requirements.

These guidelines reflect the responsibilities of the Commission and Governing Boards to inform effective development, implementation, and oversight of virtual and blended models of instruction and assure these learning environments...

Presentation for Public Charter Schools by Andrea Eshelman, Deputy Executive Director of the Hawaiʻi State Teachers Association (HSTA). April 25, 2023.

A new law establishing a bright-line prohibition of nepotism goes into effect July 11, 2023. It applies to almost all state employees (except those working for the legislative or judicial branches). Among other things, this law...

Charter schools or parents may refer a student for PHN assessment through a community referral. For Skilled Nursing needs, PHNs conduct an assessment for skilled nursing and may become a part of a student’s 504/IEP team.