STAND. COM. REP. NO.3472
RE: H.C.R. No. 56
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. 56, H.D. 1, entitled:
"HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION REQUESTING THE SOCIAL SCIENCE RESEARCH INSTITUTE OF THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII TO CONDUCT AN ASSESSMENT OF THE EDUCATIONAL NEEDS OF THE NORTH HAWAII REGION,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to request the Social Science Research Institute of the University of Hawaii to conduct an assessment of the educational needs of the north Hawaii region.
Your Committee received testimony in support of the measure from the Director of the University of Hawaii at Manoa Social Science Research Institute and the Chancellor of the University of Hawaii at Hilo.
Your Committee finds that the north Hawaii region has unique educational needs due to its relative isolation and diverse demographics. A formal educational needs assessment by the Social Science Research Institute of the University of Hawaii could be an important step in the ongoing process of cultivating the economic and social well-being of the area.
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. 56, H.D. 1, and recommends its adoption.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Education,
NORMAN SAKAMOTO, Chair