STAND. COM. REP. NO. 2036
RE: H.B. No. 1276
Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi
President of the Senate
Thirtieth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2019
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Ways and Means, to which was referred H.B. No. 1276, H.D. 1, S.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to establish a working group within the Department of Education for administrative purposes to consider and develop best practices for collaborative planning and expanded learning time in Hawaii's public schools.
Your Committee received written comments in support of this measure from the Hawaii State Teachers Association.
Your Committee received written comments on this measure from the Department of Education.
Your Committee finds that improving collaborative planning and expanding learning time in Hawaii's public schools aligns with the Department of Education's Strategic Plan goals for student, staff, and support system success.
Your Committee has amended this measure by:
(1) Clarifying the appointing authority for the working group representatives from the Hawaii State Teachers Association and Hawaii Government Employees Association; and
(2) Making technical nonsubstantive amendments for purposes of clarity, consistency, and style.
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. 1276, H.D. 1, S.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Third Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 1276, H.D. 1, S.D. 2.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Ways and Means,
DONOVAN M. DELA CRUZ, Chair