STAND. COM. REP. NO.  1226


Honolulu, Hawaii

                , 2021


RE:   S.B. No. 144

      S.D. 2

      H.D. 1





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 S.B. No. 144, S.D. 2, entitled:




begs leave to report as follows:


     The purpose of this measure is to establish and appropriate funds for a one-year school supply subsidy pilot program at Naalehu Elementary School.


     Your Committee received testimony in support of the intent of this measure from the Department of Education.


     Your Committee finds that Title I, Part A, of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (Title I), provides federal financial assistance to local educational agencies and schools with high percentages of children from low-income families to help ensure educational success.  Your Committee further finds that a pilot program to subsidize school supplies for schools composed entirely of students eligible for participation in Title I would be useful to identify methods for relieving the financial burden of education on low-income families and that Naalehu Elementary School is a school that fits the criteria for the pilot program.  Establishing the school subsidy pilot program at Naalehu Elementary School will help in identifying methods to relieve the financial burden of education that can be applicable to families in other schools.


     Your Committee has amended this measure by:


     (1)  Changing its effective date to July 1, 2051; and


     (2)  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 is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 144, S.D. 2, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 144, S.D. 2, H.D. 1, and be referred to your Committee on Finance.



Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Education,