STAND. COM. REP. NO.3477
RE: H.C.R. No. 187
Honorable Robert Bunda
President of the Senate
Twenty-First State Legislature
Regular Session of 2002
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Education, to which was referred H.C.R. No. 187, H.D. 1, entitled:
"HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION REQUESTING THE AUDITOR TO EVALUATE THE OPERATIONAL EFFICIENCY AND PROGRAMMATIC EFFECTIVENESS OF THE STATE'S INTEGRATED SPECIAL EDUCATION DATABASE SYSTEM,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to request the Auditor to evaluate the operational efficiency and programmatic effectiveness of the State's integrated special education database system.
Your Committee received testimony in support of the measure from a special education teacher and a private individual. Your Committee received testimony in opposition to the measure from the Department of Education.
Your Committee finds that the State's integrated special education database system is not based on common personal computer programming principles and has no word processing functions built-in. This makes it cumbersome to use from the simple standpoint of data entry and significantly distracts already overextended special education teachers from their primary mission of serving special education children.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Education that is attached to this report, your Committee concurs with the intent and purpose of H.C.R. No. 187, H.D. 1, and recommends that it be referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Education,
NORMAN SAKAMOTO, Chair