Laws with GOOD IDEAS for improving public education have not been fully implemented

    • ACT 155 (2013), the 21st Century Schools Act, created a pilot program to allow underutilized DOE land to be developed for affordable workforce housing (including teacher housing), or leased or sold to raise money for public education.
    • ACT 210 (2018) requires the City and County of Honolulu to transfer county land under public schools to the state. This will give the DOE the power to hold title to the properties and use them for educational purposes. This also will make it easier for the state to make much-needed repairs and renovations to schools in the City and County of Honolulu.
    • ACT 245 (2007) allows the DOE to impose school impact fees on new residential developments that have an impact on the public schools in the area.