Leaders agree on safety guidelines for schools

  • Third grade teacher Jason Hondo plays a video about space while teaching at Ernest Bowen de Silva Elementary School in Hilo on Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021. Masks must be worn by students and teachers all day. (Kelsey Walling/Hawaii Tribune-Herald)

  • Students look through their plastic barriers while learning about space in class at Ernest Bowen de Silva Elementary School in Hilo on Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021. The school is using a blended learning model for kindergarten to third grade classes. (Kelsey Walling/Hawaii Tribune-Herald)

State health, education and union leaders have agreed on safety protocols that will permit more students to return to public school campuses.