STAND. COM. REP. NO. 313
RE: S.B. No. 807
Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi
President of the Senate
Thirty-First State Legislature
Regular Session of 2021
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Ways and Means, to which was referred S.B. No. 807, S.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to increase transparency and accountability in the State's public school system.
Specifically, this measure requires:
(1) Each school's academic and financial plan to include a clear accounting of all resources that will be allocated to address and achieve each measurable outcome, the school's priority improvement strategies and measures to determine progress, and certain assessment scores; and
(2) The Department of Education to submit an annual report on the academic and financial plan of each school, grouped by complex area, to the Legislature and the Board of Education.
Your Committee received written comments in support of this measure from He`e Coalition and one individual.
Your Committee received written comments on this measure from the Department of Education.
Your Committee finds that this measure promotes transparency and accountability by requiring the Department of Education and its schools to connect the expenditure of financial resources to student outcomes. Your Committee further finds that the information required to be reported under this measure will enable communities to see how schools are strategically using their resources to maximize positive impacts for students.
Your Committee has amended this measure by making technical nonsubstantive changes for purposes of clarity, consistency, and style.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Ways and Means that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 807, S.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Third Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 807, S.D. 2.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Ways and Means,
DONOVAN M. DELA CRUZ, Chair