STAND. COM. REP. NO. 2596
RE: S.B. No. 3037
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. 3037 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO CHARTER SCHOOLS,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to:
(1) Clarify and consolidate authorizer annual reporting requirements to the Board of Education and the legislature;
(2) Streamline the application process for new charter schools;
(3) Amend indicators and measures in the performance framework of the charter contract; and
(4) Allow for the selection of an auditor from a list.
Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the State Public Charter School Commission.
Your Committee finds that the State Public Charter School Commission testified that this measure makes housekeeping amendments to the governing charter school statute, Chapter 302D, Hawaii Revised Statutes. Your Committee recognizes the importance of supporting the efforts of the Commission and acknowledges the Commission's work in trying to improve its processes by amending its governing statutes.
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. 3037 and recommends that it pass Second Reading 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