Monday, March 30, 2009

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Task Force meeting - April 3

The Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Task Force will meet Friday, April 3, 2009 at 11:30am at the Queen Liliuokalani Children's Center at 1300 Halona Street. The public is welcome.

The Task Force was established by Act 220, 2008 to focus on the needs and issues of grandparents raising grandchildren. The Task Force plans to discuss the following: review DOE letter regarding the policy to include caregivers of special needs students, report on the March 9 focus group to identify issues that need to be emphasized in the report to the legislature, report on the March 12 Family Caregiver Awareness Day and Resource Fair, and April 13 presentation on 2008 Adoption Act.

Persons who wish to submit testimony or have questions are asked to contact Senator Les Ihara's office at 586-6250. A copy of the hearing notice may be found at: