STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1277-18
RE: S.B. No. 2384
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 S.B. No. 2384 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to require the Department of Education to develop a comprehensive plan to integrate design thinking and coding in middle, intermediate, and high school curriculums, and to submit the plan to the Legislature prior to the 2019 Regular Session.
Transform Hawai‘i Government supported this measure. The Department of Education provided comments.
Your Committee has amended this measure by:
(1) Authorizing, rather than requiring, the Department of Education to develop the comprehensive plan;
(2) Changing its effective date to July 1, 2050; and
(3) Making technical, nonsubstantive amendments for clarity, consistency, and style.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Education that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 2384, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 2384, H.D. 1, and be referred to your Committee on Finance.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Education,
JUSTIN H. WOODSON, Chair