STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1108
RE: H.R. No. 11
Honorable Scott K. Saiki
Speaker, House of Representatives
Thirty-First State Legislature
Regular Session of 2021
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Education, to which was referred H.R. No. 11 entitled:
"HOUSE RESOLUTION URGING THE BOARD OF EDUCATION AND DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION TO SUPPORT AND IMPLEMENT AFTERSCHOOL PROGRAMS TO COMBAT COVID‑19 LEARNING LOSS,"
begs leave to report as follows:
Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from Hawai‘i Children's Action Network Speaks!, Hui For Excellence in Education, and three individuals.
Your Committee finds that student learning has been significantly disrupted by the shift away from in-person learning due to school closures in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The shift away from in-person learning has disproportionately impacted disadvantaged students from low-income families. The afterschool programs urged by this measure will provide additional learning opportunities for those most in need.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Education that is attached to this report, your Committee concurs with the intent and purpose of H.R. No. 11 and recommends that it be referred to your Committee on Finance.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Education,
JUSTIN H. WOODSON, Chair