STAND. COM. REP. NO. 2339
RE: S.B. No. 2295
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 S.B. No. 2295 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO SERVICE-LEARNING,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to require the Department of Education to implement a service-learning curriculum to develop student character, values, self-esteem, civic responsibility, and an understanding of local community issues and concerns though performance of community service volunteer work.
Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from a private individual. The Department of Education provided comments.
Your Committee has amended this measure by changing the effective date to July 1, 2050 to encourage further discussion around the need for curriculum within the Department of Education to encourage the building of life skills like civic engagement and developing self-esteem for our students.
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. 2295, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 2295, 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