Herbicides banned on Hawaii public school campuses, superintendent says

  • Kuike Kamakea-Ohelo speaks during a community meeting on Monday at Leilehua High School in Wahiawa. Board of Education chair Catherine Payne and superintendent Christina Kishimoto presided over a community meeting to hear concerns about the use of herbicides and pesticides on DOE school campuses. (Photo by Jamm Aquino/jaquino@staradvertiser.com)

  • Lee Johnson, left, who was exposed to glyphosate, speaks to Board of Education chair Catherine Payne and superintendent Christina Kishimoto during a community meeting on Monday at Leilehua High School in Wahiawa. (Photo by Jamm Aquino/jaquino@staradvertiser.com)

HONOLULU — Superintendent Christina Kishimoto, after hearing that Roundup was being used on some campuses, sent a memo Tuesday to all principals stressing that herb­icides are banned at Hawaii public schools.