STAND. COM. REP. NO.3372
RE: S.C.R. No. 131
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.C.R. No. 131 entitled:
"SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION TO DEVELOP AND PRESENT FOR APPROVAL TO THE BOARD OF EDUCATION NEW STANDARDS FOR SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purposes of this measure are to request the Department of Education to:
(1) Develop new standards for school administrators; and
(2) Present a corresponding school administrator evaluation report to the Board of Education for their approval.
Your Committee finds that the timely processing of Department of Education facility projects is a more pressing public need than creating standards for public school administrators.
Your Committee has amended the measure by deleting its contents and inserting language that requests the development by the Department of Education of a comprehensive five year plan regarding urgently needed new school construction and renovation projects by school educational districts and schools, including a report of potential and innovative alternatives for fast-tracking the completion of these projects.
The measure, as amended, further includes language that details the potential implementation process of an innovative public-private construction financing mechanism for a new elementary school in a particularly fast-growing area, Leeward Oahu, and calls for the prerequisite support of the Department of Education, Department of Budget and Finance, Department of Accounting and General Services, and Department of Land and Natural Resources in this effort.
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 S.C.R. No. 131, as amended herein, and recommends its adoption in the form attached hereto as S.C.R. No. 131, S.D. 1.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Education,
NORMAN SAKAMOTO, Chair