STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1105

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2023

 

RE: H.B. No. 55

H.D. 1

 

 

 

 

Honorable Scott K. Saiki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Thirty-Second State Legislature

Regular Session of 2023

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

Your Committee on Finance, to which was referred H.B. No. 55, H.D. 1, entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose of this measure is to require the Department of Education to establish the Sustainable Community School Pilot Program to provide grants for the planning and implementation of community schools.

 

Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Hawaii State Teachers Association, Democratic Party of Hawaii Education Caucus, Hawaii Association of School Psychologists, RAI Hawaii LLC, Island of Hawaii YMCA, Parents and Children Together, Science Camps of America, Partners in Development Foundation, Hawaii Afterschool Alliance, Pioneering Healthier Communities Initiative, and five individuals. Your Committee received comments on this measure from the Department of the Attorney General, Department of Education, and Hawaii Ohana Support Network.

 

As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Finance that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 55, H.D. 1, and recommends that it pass Third Reading.

 

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

 

 

 

 

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KYLE T. YAMASHITA, Chair