Failing marks can now fast-track some kids to in-person instruction so they don’t suffer trying to learn from home.
One Catholic school principal said the calls have been nonstop, mostly from families who are tired of doing remote learning as part of the state public school system.
The tally as of Friday comes amid a growing outbreak on the sparsely populated island.
Distractions while learning from home have made it hard for the kids to stay focused to online classes.
The increase in the first three months of the current school year is a likely sign of the way COVID-19 has impacted school enrollment.
Hawaii school officials have purchased 49,000 computers for students but 23,000 have yet to be delivered.
The vote was largely expected after the Department of Education conducted a more thorough review of the Acellus Learning Accelerator.