STAND. COM. REP. NO. 3644
RE: H.B. No. 1996
Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi
President of the Senate
Thirtieth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2020
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Education, to which was referred H.B. No. 1996, H.D. 2, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to require:
(1) The Board of Education to include evaluation of the most current strategic plan indicators as a component of the Superintendent of Education's annual performance evaluation; and
(2) Improvements in at least one-half of those indicators for any salary increase for the Superintendent.
Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from He‘e Coalition. Your Committee received testimony in opposition to this measure from the Board of Education and Hawaii State Teachers Association. Your Committee received comments on this measure from the Democratic Party of Hawaii Education Caucus.
Your Committee finds that transparency in determining the salary and compensation of the Superintendent of Education fosters accountability for all parties involved. Utilizing the Superintendent's progress in meeting strategic plan indicators that indicate whether Hawaii students are making academic progress is one crucial means of evaluating effectiveness.
Your Committee has amended this measure by making it effective upon approval.
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 H.B. No. 1996, H.D. 2, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 1996, H.D. 2, 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