Panel designates relief money for teacher salaries

Hawaii State Teachers Association President Corey Rosenlee speaks in 2018 at West Hawaii Civic Center. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today file photo)

Jeanne Kapela

State Department of Education Superintendent Dr. Christina Kishimoto. Contributed Photo.

HONOLULU — The state House education committee on Tuesday passed legislation compelling the state Department of Education to use federal coronavirus relief money to support public school teacher salaries instead of allocating the funds for uses including tutoring and school security.