An initial report lays out how Hawaii education leaders plan to use the CARES Act money.
The study was based off a one-week snapshot of U.S. Census Bureau data from May during nationwide school closures.
The responsibility has fallen to local administrators as the Department of Education continues to wait on COVID-19 guidance from the Department of Health.
Most neighbor island schools will now start with all distance learning as HSTA pressures the administration.
Parents may have to sign off that they “voluntarily assume the risk” of their child contracting COVID-19 in the classroom.
UPDATED. The announcement comes after calls from the state teachers union to move to online classrooms for the first quarter.
University researchers have produced estimates, visualized by The New York Times, that show how school size relates to COVID-19 infection rates.
The proposal still must be approved by the state Board of Education.