STAND. COM. REP. NO. 443

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2019

 

RE: H.B. No. 245

H.D. 1

 

 

 

 

Honorable Scott K. Saiki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Thirtieth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2019

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

Your Committee on Lower & Higher Education, to which was referred H.B. No. 245 entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose of this measure is to expand the powers of the Hawaii Teacher Standards Board to include approving professional development courses and programs necessary for teacher reclassification.

 

The Executive Office on Early Learning, Hawaii Teacher Standards Board, Hawaii State Teachers Association, and Oahu County Committee on Legislative Priorities of the Democratic Party of Hawaii supported this measure. The Department of Education provided comments.

 

Your Committee has amended this measure by changing its effective date to July 1, 2050, to encourage further discussion.

 

As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Lower & Higher Education that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 245, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 245, H.D. 1, and be referred to your Committee on Finance.

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Lower & Higher Education,

 

 

 

 

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JUSTIN H. WOODSON, Chair