Honolulu, Hawaii



RE:    H.B. No. 2306

       H.D. 2

       S.D. 2




Honorable Colleen Hanabusa

President of the Senate

Twenty-Fifth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2010

State of Hawaii




     Your Committee on Ways and Means, to which was referred H.B. No. 2306, H.D. 2, S.D. 1, entitled:




begs leave to report as follows:


     The purpose of this measure is to adjust the compensation of the Superintendent of Education and State Librarian by authorizing the Board of Education to grant annual performance-based bonuses.


     More specifically, this measure provides that:


(1)  The amount of the annual performance-based bonus for the Superintendent of Education is based upon evaluation criteria established by the Board of Education; provided that the amount does not exceed fifty per cent of the Superintendent's annual salary; and


(2)  The amount of the annual performance-based bonus for the State Librarian is based upon an annual evaluation of outcomes to be established through contract negotiations between the Board of Education and the State Librarian; provided that the amount of the bonus does not exceed twenty-five per cent of the State Librarian's annual salary.


     Written comments may be reviewed on the Legislature's website.


     Your Committee finds that this measure will provide the Board of Education with the authority it needs to attract and retain individuals to support a strong public school and public library system.  Your Committee also finds that given the current economic downturn, it is economically prudent to reduce the terms of service for principals and vice principals.


     Accordingly, your Committee has amended this measure by adding a provision shortening the terms of service for principals and vice principals from twelve months to ten months.


     As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Ways and Means that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 2306, H.D. 2, S.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Third Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 2306, H.D. 2, S.D. 2.


Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Ways and Means,