STAND. COM. REP. NO. 952-18

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2018

 

RE: H.B. No. 2352

H.D. 1

 

 

 

 

Honorable Scott K. Saiki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Twenty-Ninth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2018

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

Your Committee on Finance, to which was referred H.B. No. 2352, H.D. 1, entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO THE HAWAII TEACHER STANDARDS BOARD,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose of this measure is to ensure that Hawaii's public school teachers continue to provide quality education to all students by:

 

(1) Increasing membership on the Hawaii Teacher Standards Board to include a member of the Native Hawaiian Education Council and a non-voting public university student teacher; and

 

(2) Clarifying that a permit issued by the Hawaii Teacher Standards Board is required for non-licensed teachers serving in public schools.

 

The Department of Education, Hawaii Teacher Standards Board, Office of Hawaiian Affairs, Native Hawaiian Education Council, Oahu County Committee on Legislative Priorities of the Democratic Party of Hawaii, Kamehameha Schools, and several concerned individuals supported this measure. The University of Hawaii System provided comments.

 

As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Finance that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 2352, H.D. 1, and recommends that it pass Third Reading.

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

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SYLVIA LUKE, Chair