Departing Superintendent Kishimoto discusses reopening of schools in August

Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald Ashlyn Flores gives two free lunches to students in a car as part of the Summer 2021 Seamless Meal Program at Hilo High School on Monday. Hilo High School is serving grab-and-go breakfasts and lunches from 12 p.m. to 12:30 p.m. every weekday except for holidays until July 19.

More than a month after announcing public schools in Hawaii will open fully for daily-in person learning in August, state Superintendent Christina Kishimoto said face-to-face instruction will be the “primary mode of instruction” when students return for the new academic year.