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#5. THE HAWAII STATE LWV WANTS TOOLS TO BE PROVIDED WHICH ASSURE PUBLIC INPUT AT THE LOCAL LEVEL IN EDUCATIONAL POLICY SETTING.
We had spontaneous consensus! Even though the question wasn't officially asked, the most consistent theme throughout reports from the leagues was the need to encourage and facilitate meaningful citizen input at the local level, not only through closer contact with Board of Education members and Advisory Councils on a continuing basis, but also in the early stages of budget development when Districts are setting their priorities.
#6. WE SUPPORT THE STATE GENERAL FUND 'AS THE PRIMARY SOURCE OF FUNDING FOR THE STATEWIDE K-12 SCHOOL SYSTEM.
Leagues felt State funding provides a broader, more equitable and dependable base for school financing than would result in local district taxes. There was concern expressed however, that this centralized method creates a lack of local influence.
#7. WE OPPOSE GIVING THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION THE POWER TO TAX.
#8. WE SUPPORT THE GOAL OF EQUAL FINANCING AND EQUAL EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES FOR EACH CHILD, THEREFORE WE OPPOSE GIVING LOCAL SCHOOL DISTRICTS THE AUTHORITY TO RAISE SUPPLEMENTAL FUNDS.
#9. WE SUPPORT A BUDGET-MAKING PROCESS THAT PROVIDES FOR INPUT BY CITIZEN AT THE LOCAL LEVEL, BY THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION, BY DEPARTMENT OF EDUCA- TION STAFF AND BY LEGISLATORS.
#10). TOOLS SHOULD BE PROVIDED WITHIN THE FINANCIAL STRUCTURE TO ASSURE THAT THE CAPITAL AND OPERATING BUDGETS FOR EDUCATION, ONCE ADOPTED, WILL BE FOLLOWED CLOSELY.
League members, in evaluating budget implementation, expressed the view that:
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