STAND. COM. REP. NO. 3696
RE: H.B. No. 2352
Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi
President of the Senate
Twenty-Ninth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2018
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Ways and Means, to which was referred H.B. No. 2352, H.D. 1, S.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO THE HAWAII TEACHER STANDARDS BOARD,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to include a member of the Native Hawaiian Education Council and a non-voting public university student teacher on the Hawaii Teacher Standards Board and clarify that a permit is required for unlicensed teachers serving in public schools.
Your Committee received written comments in support of this measure from the Office of Hawaiian Affairs; University of Hawaii System; Hawaii Teacher Standards Board; Native Hawaiian Education Council; Oahu County Committee on Legislative Priorities of the Democratic Party of Hawaii; and one individual.
Your Committee finds that adding two members to the Hawaii Teacher Standards Board and clarifying the permit requirements for unlicensed teachers in public schools will help to ensure that educators are appropriately qualified to teach in Hawaii's classrooms.
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. 2352, H.D. 1, S.D. 1, and recommends that it pass Third Reading.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Ways and Means,
DONOVAN M. DELA CRUZ, Chair