STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1406_______

                                 Honolulu, Hawaii
                                                   , 1999

                                 RE: S.B. No. 1307
                                     S.D. 1
                                     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 S.B. No.
1307, S.D. 1, entitled: 


begs leave to report as follows:

     The purpose of this bill is to promote accountability in the
public school system by requiring the Department of Education
(DOE) to establish a comprehensive system of educational
accountability to motivate and support the improved performance
of students and the education system.

     The DOE and the Hawaii State Teachers Association submitted
testimony in support of the bill.

     While supporting the bill, the DOE recommended amendments to
it.  Your Committee agrees with these recommendations and has
amended the bill by:

     (1)  Recognizing that the accountability system requires
          financial resources and support by the Legislature; and

     (2)  Including in the required report the specifics of the
          design of the accountability system, fiscal
          requirements, and legislative actions needed; and

     (3)  Directing the report to be submitted to the Board of
          Education, in addition to the Legislature and the

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     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 S.B. No.
1307, S.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass
Second Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 1307, S.D.
1, 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