Kaua‘i County Council and schools reopening

The Kaua‘i County Council is voting on a resolution that encourages a return to full-time in-person education as soon as possible for elementary and secondary school children. Their resolution is based on strong positions from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), as well guidance from the Hawai’i State Department of Health (DOH) on this subject. The CDC and the AAP are re-emphasizing the vitally important role that our teachers, coaches, and school systems play in the lives of our children and the great loss it has been for our children to have lost a year of in-school learning. These organizations agreed that schools needed to close and now they agree that they should try hard to reopen.