STAND. COM. REP. NO.2240
RE: S.B. No. 2284
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 recommitted S.B. No. 2284, S.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to appropriate funds to the Department of Education (DOE) to continue the safety resource officer program (program) in the central Oahu school district.
Testimony in support of this measure was received from the DOE, Central Oahu District Schools, Moanalua High School, Waialua High and Intermediate School, Leilehua High School, Mililani Mauka Elementary School, Wheeler Middle School, Radford High School, Haleiwa Elementary School, Waimalu Elementary School, Aiea High School, Pearl Harbor Kai Elementary School, Aiea Intermediate School, Mililani Middle School, Chester W. Nimitz Elementary School, Wahiawa Middle School, Aliamanu Middle School, Honolulu Crime Stoppers, Aiea Parent Teacher Students Association, and four private citizens.
The program was developed to ensure a safe school environment for all students at the secondary level. The program has been an unqualified success, according to the DOE.
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. 2284, S.D. 1, and recommends that it be referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Education,
NORMAN SAKAMOTO, Chair