HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES             H.R. NO.129           
TWENTIETH LEGISLATURE, 1999                                
STATE OF HAWAII                                            

                     HOUSE  RESOLUTION


 1       WHEREAS, educational officers perform critical functions,
 2   as is evident by the research finding that the school principal
 3   is the factor with the greatest impact upon the quality of
 4   education at any school; and
 6       WHEREAS, however, the salary scale of educational officers
 7   is unfair since the number of years of service rendered by an
 8   educational officer does not correlate with salary, since there
 9   are many educational officers with fewer years of service who
10   earn much more than those with more years of service; and
12       WHEREAS, for example, many experienced principals earn less
13   than the vice-principals they train, and in a number of schools
14   the principals earn less than many of the teachers they
15   supervise; and
17       WHEREAS, the problem is the result of the salaries of
18   teachers increasing in recent years at a much faster rate than
19   the salaries of educational officers; and
21       WHEREAS, when a teacher becomes an administrator, he or she
22   receives an eight percent increase in pay, so those who make
23   the transition today move into higher salaries than those who
24   have been working as educational officers for many years; and
26       WHEREAS, the unfair salary scale has been demoralizing to
27   veteran educational officers, and is also becoming a serious
28   recruitment problem; now, therefore,
30       BE IT RESOLVED by the House of Representatives of the
31   Twentieth Legislature of the State of Hawaii, Regular Session
32   of 1999, that the Legislative Reference Bureau study the
33   inequities in the salaries of educational officers and to
34   develop a fair salary schedule for educational officers; and
36       BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Legislative Reference
37   Bureau submit to the Legislature no later than twenty days
38   prior to the convening of the Regular Session of 2000 a report
39   of its findings and recommendations, including proposed
40   legislation if needed; and

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 1       BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that certified copies of this
 2   Resolution be transmitted to the Director of the Legislative
 3   Reference Bureau, the Governor, the Chairperson of the Board of
 4   Education, and the Executive Director of the Hawaii Government
 5   Employees Association.
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