STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1562-18
RE: H.C.R. No. 15
Honorable Scott K. Saiki
Speaker, House of Representatives
Twenty-Ninth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2018
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Education, to which was referred H.C.R. No. 15 entitled:
"HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION TO REPORT TO THE LEGISLATURE ON THE STATUS OF PHYSICAL EDUCATION IN HAWAII'S PUBLIC SCHOOLS,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to request the Department of Education to provide a status report to the Legislature prior to the 2019 Regular Session on the status of physical education in Hawaii's public schools that includes:
(1) The number of physical education instructional minutes per week provided to students in grades K-12;
(2) The qualifications of personnel delivering physical education;
(3) The methods for assessment of student achievement on instructional standards for physical education; and
(4) A plan for adoption of current national recommendations.
American Heart Association, Hawai‘i Public Health Institute, Oahu County Committee on Legislative Priorities of the Democratic Party of Hawai‘i, and two individuals supported this measure. The Department of Education and Department of Health provided comments.
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 H.C.R. No. 15 and recommends that it be referred to your Committee on Finance.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Education,
JUSTIN H. WOODSON, Chair