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.

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.

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.

The Department of Human Services is the lead agency for the P-EBT Program. The following are questions schools may receive in regards to the P-EBT Program.

Presentation for Public Charter Schools by Andrea Eshelman, Deputy Executive Director of the Hawaiʻi State Teachers Association (HSTA). March 2020.

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.

Section 504 Review - video

Presentation on Section 504 by Hawaiʻi Department of Education Resource Specialist Jarrett Makaimoku to charter schools.

Student Health Care

Useful information when charter schools are considering student health practices, policies and/or protocols for their schools.

Title III - English Learners

Students with limited English language proficiency require support and targeted instruction. These students are provided with supplementary instructional activities and supports.