STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1179
RE: H.R. No. 129
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. 129 entitled:
"HOUSE RESOLUTION URGING THE BOARD OF EDUCATION TO CONSIDER HAWAII RESIDENTS AS PART OF THE QUALIFIED CANDIDATE POOL TO SERVE AS SUPERINTENDENT OF EDUCATION OF HAWAII'S PUBLIC SCHOOL SYSTEM,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to urge the Board of Education to consider Hawaii residents as part of the qualified candidate pool to serve as Superintendent of Education of Hawaii's public school system.
Your Committee finds that, as the chief executive officer of Hawaii's public school system, the Superintendent of Education's responsibilities are vast, including serving as an instructional leader and administering programs of education and public instruction throughout the State. Your Committee further finds that with the current Superintendent of Education's term ending July 30, 2021, the appointment of a new Superintendent of Education to head the Department of Education is time-critical, especially given the educational, health, fiscal, and other impacts of the coronavirus on the education of students. Your Committee believes that Hawaii residents are integral to creating a pool of qualified applicants and candidates who possess the requisite organizational and leadership skills and vision to lead the Department of Education and promote and sustain instructional programs conducive to student learning and achievement and staff professional growth.
Your Committee has amended this measure by:
(1) Amending its title to read, "URGING THE BOARD OF EDUCATION TO CONSIDER HAWAII RESIDENTS WITH EXPERIENCE SERVING IN THE POSITION OF TEACHER OR HIGHER IN HAWAII'S PUBLIC SCHOOL SYSTEM AS PART OF THE QUALIFIED CANDIDATE POOL TO SERVE AS SUPERINTENDENT OF EDUCATION OF HAWAII'S PUBLIC SCHOOL SYSTEM.";
(2) Amending its purpose to urge the Board of Education to consider Hawaii residents with experience serving in the position of teacher or higher in Hawaii's public school system as part of the qualified candidate pool to serve as Superintendent of Education of Hawaii's public school system; and
(3) Making technical, nonsubstantive amendments for the purposes of clarity, consistency, and style.
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. 129, as amended herein, and recommends that it be referred to your Committee on Labor & Tourism in the form attached hereto as H.R. No. 129, H.D. 1.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Education,
JUSTIN H. WOODSON, Chair