STAND. COM. REP. NO.2436
RE: S.B. No. 3074
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. 3074 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to change the designation of district superintendents to area superintendents, and require them to supervise delivery of administrative and instructional support services in their areas. This measure also allows the Board of Education to determine the salaries of the deputy superintendent and area superintendents.
Your Committee received testimony in favor of this measure from the Department of Education and the Hawaii Government Employees Association. Your Committee received testimony opposing this measure from the Hawaii State Teachers Association and the Department of Budget and Finance.
Your Committee finds that the Board of Education should be able to decide the salaries of the Department's leadership team. Further, the Superintendent has established an organizational framework for delivering quality instruction and educational accountability. The amendments contained in this measure would permit the advancement of the Department's reorganization to produce the desired outcomes.
Your Committee has amended this measure by:
(1) Deleting language that replaced district superintendents with area superintendents;
(2) Providing flexible authority for the superintendent of education to designate and appoint the organizational entity or various superintendents to manage the components of the Department of Education;
(3) Providing that the salaries of the superintendents designated and appointed by the superintendent of education shall be set by the Board of Education; and
(4) Making a nonsubstantive, technical change.
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. 3074, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 3074, S.D. 1, 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