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First of 5 Charter School Task Force Meetings Held

July 20, 2011, 2:58 PM HST
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By Wendy Osher

The Charter School Governance, Accountability, and Authority Task Force, co-chaired by Senate Education Committee Chair Jill Tokuda. Photo courtesy, Senate Communications.

The Charter School Governance, Accountability, and Authority Task Force (CSGTF) held its first meeting today.

The Task Force will meet a total of five times before it reports back to the Legislature for the 2012 session.

The group, co-chaired by Senate Education Committee Chair Jill Tokuda and House Education Committee Vice-Chair Della Au Belatti, was established to address issues relating to Charter Schools in Hawaii.

“Today’s meeting was a good start to a great opportunity to ensure that our Charter School system has a high level of accountability, clear lines of authority and a strong governance structure that will result in even better schools,” said Tookuda.

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Among those expected to participate on the task force are Representatives from the Legislature, Governor’s office, Board of Education, Department of Education, Charter School Administrative Office, Charter School Review Panel, Charter School Network, Ho‘okako‘o Corporation, and Kamehameha Schools.

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