Private pre-kindergarten programs have lost $7 million in tuition as fewer families send children to school, according to the Hawaii Association of Independent Schools.
The ceremonies must be held outdoors or in a place with “adequate ventilation” and adhere to other strict COVID-19 safety protocols.
Iolani School’s high teacher vaccination rate and plans to soon offer free coronavirus testing to students set it apart from public schools.
Hawaii is rethinking its teacher recruitment strategies, including virtual job fairs, but it’s a hard sell when even preexisting successful initiatives face a shaky future.
The leader of the Hawaii Department of Education talks about how schools are weathering COVID-19, bills at the Legislature and the struggle to innovate.
University of Hawaii President David Lassner plans to cut his own pay by 20%.
Christina Kishimoto said she’ll meet with state health officials and lawmakers Friday to discuss how best to proceed in light of new federal guidance.
The salary incentives were implemented last year to retain special education teachers and other hard-to-fill positions.
The CDC said it was “critical for schools to open as safely and as soon as possible” with the proper safety protocols in place.