Opinion Letter No. 03-01
February 5, 2003
Charter School Boards and the Sunshine Law
New Century Charter Schools and their boards are
not subject to the "Sunshine Law" at chapter 92,
Hawaii Revised Statutes, because section 302A-1184, Hawaii Revised
Statutes, states that charter
schools "shall be exempt from all applicable state laws"
except for those concerning collective
bargaining, discriminatory practices, and health and safety requirements.
[Note: The conclusion reached in OIP Opinion Letter
No. 05-09 replaces the conclusion reached in this letter.]