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Notice #: 0001209796-01
Public Hearings

Hawaii Teacher Standards Board

Pursuant to provisions of Chapter 91, Hawaii Revised Statutes (HRS), and all other laws applicable thereto, notice is hereby given that the Hawaii Teacher Standards Board (HTSB) will accept written comments and hold a public hearing regarding the following proposed changes to the Hawaii Administrative Rules (HAR), Chapter 8-54:

1. Changes the issuance of the Hawaiian permit from five years to one year at a time for a total term of five years;
2. Allows the term of Hawaii educator preparation program state approval to run simultaneously with the term of the program’s national or external accreditation.

The public hearing will be held from 3:30 – 5:00 pm on July 23, 2019, in Dole Cannery Room 158, 650 lwilei Road, Honolulu, HI 96817. The proposed rules to be repealed and adopted may be reviewed prior to the public hearing by:

Accessing the Hawaii Teacher Standards Board website:
Requesting a copy via email to
Reviewing a copy in person Monday through Friday, excluding holidays, at the HTSB office from 7:45 am to 4:30 pm, until 2:00 pm on July 23, 2019

All interested persons may submit testimony in the following ways:

Orally or in writing to the presiding hearing office at the public hearing. Oral testimony shall be recorded and limited to two (2) minutes per person.
By mail postmarked no later than July 23, 2019, to the HTSB office at 650 lwilei Road, Suite 268, Honolulu, HI 96817
By email to
By fax to 808-586-2606
By videoconference at:

For more information, contact Elaine Hutchinson Secretary, at 808-586-2601. Special accommodations can be made for persons with disabilities by calling 808-586-2601 at least five (5) working days before the scheduled public hearing.

State of Hawaii
Hawaii Teacher Standards Board
Lynn Hammonds
Executive Director

(SA1209796 6/21/19)