Honolulu, Hawaii
                                                     , 1999

                                   RE:  S.B. No. 1276
                                        S.D. 1

Honorable Norman Mizuguchi
President of the Senate
Twentieth State Legislature
Regular Session of 1999
State of Hawaii


     Your Committee on Education and Technology, to which was
referred S.B. No. 1276 entitled: 


begs leave to report as follows:

     The purpose of this measure is to allow the Board of
Education to set the salary of the Superintendent of Education.

     Testimony in support of this measure was submitted by the
Board of Education, the Hawaii State Teachers Association, the
Hawaii State Parents, Teachers, and Students Association, and the
Hawaii Business Roundtable.

     Your Committee finds that providing the Board of Education
with the authority to set the Superintendent's salary will
increase the likelihood that the Board will be able to
competitively recruit and retain highly qualified individuals for
the position.  In addition, this measure would promote greater
accountability from the Superintendent by directly linking the
Superintendent's salary to job performance.

     Your Committee has amended the measure to grant the Board of
Education the ability to set the salary of the Superintendent
until July 1, 2004.  At that time, it is the intent of your
Committee that the legislature review the effectiveness of this
measure and make any appropriate adjustments, if necessary.  To
give the Board of Education time to implement this measure, your

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Committee has further amended the measure to take effect on
August 1, 1999.

     As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your
Committee on Education and Technology that is attached to this
report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose
of S.B. No. 1276, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass
Second Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 1276,
S.D. 1, and be referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

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

                                   DAVID Y. IGE, Chair

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