Most Students Honor Walkout at Konawaena

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Mar 06, 2011

KEALAKEKUA — Fewer than 25 percent of Konawaena High and Intermediate school’s 1,200 students showed up for classes yesterday on the first day of a two-day walkout to protest the Department of Education’s refusal to reinstate their old three-term school schedule.

School officials reported that only 292 students were in class yesterday.

It is the second time this school year that students have gone on strike over the three-term schedule.

A two-day strike in October ended when the DOE and the Hawaii State Teachers Association promised to negotiate the return of the old schedule, something which has never taken place.

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