Here's what they should have done.
One of the biggest challenges for both parents and teachers is getting children back into a routine after a break.
You'd assume the Hawaii Department of Education (Hawaii DOE) would factor in that challenge but that's not the case because they're obsessed with making the length of each quarter about the same.
This year, Hawaii DOE students was off from March 16-24 for spring break (including weekends), followed by one day of school, followed by one day off (Kuhio Day). That's a nightmare scenario.
The Hawaii DOE should have worked around Kuhio Day for their spring break, by having students stay home from March 22 to 31.
Related issue: I guarantee that an increased amount of unionized workers will call in "sick" tomorrow because they don't want to deal with the work gap.