STAND. COM. REP. NO. 2057
President of the Senate
State of Hawaii
The purpose and intent of this measure is to prohibit the Department of Education from requiring that a public school expend school funds to maintain geographically disadvantageous land on or adjacent to the public school's property.
For purposes of a public hearing, your Committee circulated a proposed S.D. 1 (Proposed Draft) of the measure and notified the public that your Committee would be accepting testimony on the Proposed Draft, which adds to the measure provisions appropriating moneys for six permanent full-time equivalent positions and funding for the Hawaii Teacher Standards Board.
Your Committee received written comments in support of the H.D. 1 from Benjamin Parker Elementary School.
Your Committee received testimony in support of the Proposed Draft from the Department of Education, State Public Charter School Commission, Hawaii State Teachers Association, and Hawaii Teacher Standards Board.
Your Committee finds that additional positions for the Hawaii Teacher Standards Board will help to increase alternative pathways to teacher licensure and more effectively allow out-of-state teachers to gain licensure in the State, which will help increase the number of licensed teachers in Hawaii and, thereby, reduce the current teacher shortage.
Your Committee has amended this measure by adopting the Proposed Draft and by further amending it to change the amounts appropriated to unspecified amounts to facilitate further discussion.
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. 1070, H.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Third Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 1070, H.D. 1, S.D. 1.
DONOVAN M. DELA CRUZ, Chair