STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1086

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

 

RE: S.C.R. No. 49

 

 

 

Honorable Donna Mercado Kim

President of the Senate

Twenty-Seventh State Legislature

Regular Session of 2013

State of Hawaii

 

Madam:

 

Your Committee on Education, to which was referred S.C.R. No. 49 entitled:

 

"SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION REQUESTING THE BOARD OF EDUCATION AND DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION TO CONTINUE TO COLLABORATE WITH FAMILY AND COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS TO ESTABLISH, IMPLEMENT, AND MONITOR STATEWIDE POLICIES FOR FAMILY-SCHOOL PARTNERSHIPS IN HAWAII'S PUBLIC SCHOOLS,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose and intent of this measure is to request the Board of Education and Department of Education to continue to collaborate with family and community organizations to establish, implement, and monitor statewide policies for family-school partnerships in Hawaii's public schools.

 

Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Department of Education, State Council on Developmental Disabilities, Special Education Advisory Council, Family Voices of Hawaii, Parent Teacher Student Association, Hui for Excellence in Education, Community Children's Council of Hawaii, and one individual.

 

Your Committee finds that in response to Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 145, Regular Session of 2011, and Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 79, Regular Session of 2012, the Department of Education and a working group comprised of family and community organizations laid the groundwork for establishing policies for family-school partnerships. This measure encourages the Board of Education and Department of Education to continue working toward the full establishment, implementation, and monitoring of the working group's policy recommendations for family-school engagement in Hawaii's public schools.

 

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. 49 and recommends that it be referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

 

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Education,

 

 

 

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JILL N. TOKUDA, Chair