STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1352
RE: S.C.R. No. 155
Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi
President of the Senate
Thirty-First State Legislature
Regular Session of 2021
State of Hawaii
Your Committees on Government Operations and Education, to which was referred S.C.R. No. 155 entitled:
"SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION REQUESTING THE STATE AUDITOR TO PERFORM AN AUDIT OF THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION'S OFFICE OF CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGN,"
beg leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to request that the Auditor conduct a performance audit of the policies and procedures of the Office of Curriculum and Instructional Design (OCID) and how it effectuates its responsibility to schools in the design, development, and support of curriculum.
Your Committees received testimony in support of this measure from the Department of Education and two individuals.
Your Committees find that in a December 2020 review of active Department of Education (DOE) contracts, there are various contracts ranging between $38,500 and $215,000 that appeared to procure duplicative services for curriculum development, design, and review. Your Committees further find that this measure is in the public interest to ensure that OCID is optimizing its ability to support the State's schools and complex areas in the design and development of curriculum and professional development. According to testimony received by your Committees, DOE is currently revisiting its curriculum management and instructional materials approval process and welcomes an audit of its OCID with the goal of improving the efficiency and effectiveness of its practices.
As affirmed by the records of votes of the members of your Committees on Government Operations and Education that are attached to this report, your Committees concur with the intent and purpose of S.C.R. No. 155 and recommend its adoption.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committees on Government Operations and Education,
MICHELLE N. KIDANI, Chair
SHARON MORIWAKI, Chair