"We understand the frustration," said State School Superintendent Kathryn Matayoshi.
At least 47 schools participated in Thursday’s event, dozens more than the first protest two weeks ago.
"How far do you think this is going to go?" KITV reporter Lara Yamada asked Hawaii State Teachers Association president Wil Okabe.
"I think this will go all the way until we get a contract," said Okabe.
Matayoshi said she’s focusing on the next contract and strategizing on what will calm her base.
"What this is you can sign on in one place and you can access all of those databases," she said, talking about one of a handful of pilot projects in the works right now as part of the state's Race to the Top program.
She said she’s focusing everything from simplifying how teacher’s access resources and do student evaluations, to streamlining time-consuming tasks such as field trip notifications or funding basic supplies.
"When you talk to people about what is so frustrating about their job, a lot of it is because they have all this other stuff they have to do," she said.
Matayoshi believes each one is all part of a growing tool box that teachers will appreciate, but the when asked about teacher pay, she was quick to remind us, it’s a subject off the table, with contract negotiations underway.
State and union negotiators will meet again on Dec. 5.