Some members wanted more specificity and strategic planning from DOE officials on how to help students catch up.
The funding comes from the American Rescue Plan, according to a release from U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz, who chairs the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs.
Lyla Berg, who owns a leadership consulting company, will serve at least through June.
While the latest DOE enrollment report shows a slight improvement, the enrollment count for kindergarten is nowhere near pre-pandemic levels.
The education system has clear Covid-19 guidelines about vaccines and testing, but it’s inconsistent regarding how to enable continued learning for isolated students.
The department released the figures after Gov. David Ige required all state and county workers to get vaccinated or submit to weekly Covid tests.
The Hawaii State Teachers Association says implementation of safety guidelines across public schools has so far been inconsistent.
Ua holomua pono ka polokalamu o ke Kulanui Kaiāulu ʻo Koʻolau ma muli o nā Kānaka Maoli e ʻimi ana i ka pilina i ko lākou kulāiwi.
The suits were filed in April 2020 and accused the private school of turning “a blind eye” to the alleged actions of former girls basketball coach Dwayne Yuen.