STAND. COM. REP. NO.2427
RE: S.B. No. 2926
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 S.B. No. 2926 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to provide funding for stipends for assistant athletic directors and to allow coaches and athletic directors to waive all or part of their stipends to the public school for the benefit of their teams.
Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Department of Education and from a local athletic director who serves as vice president of the Athletic Directors and Coaches Association.
Your Committee finds that the influence of coaches on the lives of students is well documented. Your Committee believes that athletic directors and coaches should be compensated commensurate with their importance, and therefore supports this measure.
Your Committee also supports the provisions of this measure that allow athletic directors to waive all or part of their stipends for the benefit of their teams. This will give athletic directors a choice to accept the pay increase or provide further support for their students.
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. 2926 and recommends that it pass Second Reading and be referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Education,
NORMAN SAKAMOTO, Chair