Honolulu, Hawaii
                                                   , 1999

                                 RE: H.B. No. 390
                                     H.D. 1

Honorable Calvin K.Y. Say
Speaker, House of Representatives
Twentieth State Legislature
Regular Session of 1999
State of Hawaii


     Your Committee on Education, to which was referred H.B. No.
390 entitled: 


begs leave to report as follows:

     The purpose of this bill is to provide funding to maintain
and expand the funding for staff and program needs for Hawaii's
Department of Education's (DOE) community schools for adults.

     DOE testified in support of the intent to appropriate funds
to maintain and expand the staff and programs in the 11 adult and
community education schools, but stated that such assistance
should supplement, not supplant, the current Board of Education's
budget priorities.

     Your Committee finds that DOE's community schools for adults
were not able to address all the demand and interest for classes
in adult basic education in fiscal year 1998-1999.   Your
Committee feels that the demand and interest in such classes
could be met if the community schools were able to become self-

     Accordingly, your Committee respectfully requests the
Committee on Finance to consider the possibility of creating a
revolving fund for DOE's adult and community education schools
with a ceiling that is high enough to allow them to become self-

                                 STAND. COM. REP. NO. 620
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     Your Committee has amended the bill by making technical,
nonsubstantive amendments for purposes of style and clarity.

     As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your
Committee on Education that is attached to this report, your
Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No.
390, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second
Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 390, H.D. 1, and
be referred to the Committee on Finance.

                                   Respectfully submitted on
                                   behalf of the members of the
                                   Committee on Education,

                                   KEN ITO, Chair