STAND. COM. REP. NO. 870
RE: H.B. No. 1276
Honorable Scott K. Saiki
Speaker, House of Representatives
Thirtieth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2019
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Finance, to which was referred H.B. No. 1276, H.D. 1, 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 establish and implement a four-year pilot program within one complex area that, among other things, authorizes best practices for collaborative planning and expanded student learning time to improve schools.
O‘ahu County Committee on Legislative Priorities of the Democratic Party of Hawai‘i provided testimony in support of this measure. The Hawaii State Teachers Association and Democratic Party of Hawai‘i Education Caucus provided testimony in opposition.
The Department of Education and a concerned individual 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. 1276, H.D. 1, and recommends that it pass Third Reading.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Finance,
SYLVIA LUKE, Chair