STAND. COM. REP. NO.  1237-22


Honolulu, Hawaii

                , 2022


RE:   S.B. No. 2184

      S.D. 1





Honorable Scott K. Saiki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Thirty-First State Legislature

Regular Session of 2022

State of Hawaii




     Your Committee on Education, to which was referred S.B. No. 2184, S.D. 1, entitled:




begs leave to report as follows:


     The purpose of this measure is to:


     (1)  Establish a digital learning center within the Department of Education; and


     (2)  Appropriate funds for staffing and programmatic expenses for the digital learning center.


     Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Department of Education; Chamber of Commerce Hawaii; National Federation of the Blind of Hawaii; Tangent Inc.; Succeed Hawaii, LLC; Kamehameha Schools; and two individuals.  Your Committee received comments on this measure from the Department of Budget and Finance.


     Your Committee finds that digital learning will continue to be a critical component of education in the twenty-first century.  Your Committee further finds that digital learning also has the potential to promote the equitable delivery of high-quality educational offerings to students throughout Hawaii.  Your Committee additionally finds that the establishment of a digital learning center within the Department of Education will help to improve the quality and delivery of digital learning services for students statewide.


     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. 2184, S.D. 1, and recommends that it pass Second Reading and be referred to your Committee on Finance.



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