State House committee discusses several COVID-related topics with DOE officials

  • Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald Rochelle Tamiya prepares an activity for her biology class while teaching virtually at Waiakea High School in Hilo on Tuesday. Tamiya has become accustom to making sure there are class activities for students to do at their homes.

  • Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald A front office employee works Tuesday at her desk behind Plexiglas at Waiakea High School in Hilo. The Plexiglas and wooden frames were put together in Waiakea High’s wood shop class.

State Superintendent of Education Christina Kishimoto said that as public schools hope to move to full in-person instruction at some point during the second semester this school year, more than 90% of the students in grades K-12 statewide are receiving at least a portion of their classes virtually.