STAND. COM. REP. NO. 68
RE: S.B. No. 84
Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi
President of the Senate
Thirtieth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2019
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Education, to which was referred S.B. No. 84 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT MAKING AN APPROPRIATION TO THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to appropriate funds for a Board of Education Analyst II.
Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Board of Education.
Your Committee finds that the Board of Education's current support office consists of three permanent positions and one temporary position. Over the past few years, the duties of the Board's support office have increased along with the Board's initiatives, including evening meetings, processes to improve transparency and accessibility, a more comprehensive evaluation of the Superintendent of Education, and initiatives to implement a system for multiple charter school authorizers. As a result, there is a need for a position requiring data and evaluation expertise. This measure provides the Board's support office with the capacity and expertise to adequately support the Board in its current and planned endeavors.
Your Committee has amended this measure by specifying an appropriation amount of $90,398 for fiscal year 2020-2021 for the one full-time equivalent position (1.0 FTE) for a Board of Education Analyst II.
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. 84, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 84, S.D. 1, and be referred to your Committee on Ways and Means.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Education,
MICHELLE N. KIDANI, Chair