Advisory Council for Adult and Community Education

The State of Hawaii legislature established the Hawaii Adult Education Act of 1945, legally mandating responsibility to the State of Hawaii Department of Education for providing increased educational opportunities for the people of Hawaii. In 1988, the Hawaii Legislature broadened the scope of adult education to include community education.

Part1 Chapter 302A of the Hawaii Revised Statutes states:

[§302A-432] Adult and community education authorized. To provide increased opportunity for the people of Hawaii, the department shall establish and regulate a program of adult and community education of less than college grade. The department shall provide public school buildings and other facilities, and use public school equipment under conditions determined by the department, when the equipment is needed, for adult and community education programs. [L 1996, c 89, pt of §2]

State law provides that the Board of Education will be advised on its adult and community education programs by a volunteer advisory council appointed by the board. Members accepting appointment to this Council are expected to attend a minimum of four (4) quarterly meetings per year and work with the two Community Schools or on a committee as assigned by the Chair of the advisory council. These four meetings will be held during normal working hours, and members are expected to secure whatever approval necessary from their employers to be able to attend these day long meetings.

The Advisory Council for Adult and Community Education was established by Section 302A of the Hawaii Revised Statutes.

[§302A-434] Advisory council for adult and community education. The board shall appoint an advisory council for adult and community education composed of fifteen or more representatives of industry, labor, civic organizations, and education. Appointments shall be for a term of two years with reappointments optional but not to exceed a total of six years on the advisory council. [L 1996, c 89, pt of §2]

For more information about the Advisory Council for Adult and Community Education (ACACE), please see the ACACE Bylaws.

If you are interested in applying to become a member of the ACACE, please fill out the member application using the link below.

Contact Information

Hawaii Department of Education

Office of Curriculum and Instructional Design

Adult and Community Education Office - (808) 305-9701

Advisory Council for Adult and Community Education Bylaws

Member Application