STAND. COM. REP. NO. 910

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2017

 

RE: H.B. No. 936

 

 

 

 

Honorable Joseph M. Souki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Twenty-Ninth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2017

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

Your Committee on Finance, to which was referred H.B. No. 936 entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO TEACHER INCENTIVES,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose of this measure is to support public charter schools in Hawaii by:

 

(1) Clarifying that funds for teacher incentive programs, bonuses, and other compensation in excess of regular wages cannot be paid out of a charter school's facilities funding or per-pupil funds but shall be funded through a separate line item in the General Appropriations Act and Supplemental Appropriations Act; and

 

(2) Appropriating funds for teacher bonuses for hard-to-fill placement incentives and National Board certified teacher incentives for charter school teachers.

 

The Office of Hawaiian Affairs, State Public Charter School Commission, Hawaii State Teachers Association, Kamehameha Schools, Hawaii Public Charter Schools Network, Hookāko Corporation, and an individual supported this measure. The Department of Budget and Finance 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. 936 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