STAND. COM. REP. NO.1403-02
RE: S.C.R. No. 107
Honorable Calvin K.Y. Say
Speaker, House of Representatives
Twenty-First State Legislature
Regular Session of 2002
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Finance, to which was referred S.C.R. No. 107, S.D. 1, entitled:
"SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION TO DEVELOP A PLAN TO ADVANCE THE CUTOFF DATE FOR KINDERGARTEN TO JUNE 30 BEGINNING WITH THE 2005-2006 SCHOOL YEAR."
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this concurrent resolution is to request the Department of Education to develop a plan to advance the cutoff date for kindergarten to June 30 beginning with the 2005-2006 school year.
Your Committee finds that advancing the cutoff date for kindergarten would reduce the disparity of children's ages within a single grade level, thereby helping to ensure that children are appropriately and equally prepared for early school education.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Finance that is attached to this report, your Committee concurs with the intent and purpose of S.C.R. No. 107, S.D. 1, and recommends its adoption.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Finance,
DWIGHT Y. TAKAMINE, Chair