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Board, director resignations revive ailing charter school

Halau Lokahi must boost its enrollment and fiscal situation after facing closure

By Susan Essoyan

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jul 02, 2014

~~<p>Halau Lokahi Public Charter School has a new lease on life after its governing board and director Laara Allbrett agreed to resign as required by a new contract with the state Charter School Commission.</p>
<p>The Kalihi school had run up a debt of more than $400,000, stopped paying rent in February and couldn't cover its payroll May 20, effectively laying off its entire staff in June. But commissioners gave it another chance after hearing emotional pleas from parents and teachers who said closing the campus would hurt students.</p>
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Halau Lokahi Public Charter School has a new lease on life after its governing board and director Laara Allbrett agreed to resign as required by a new contract with the state Charter School Commission.

The Kalihi school had run up a debt of more than $400,000, stopped paying rent in February and couldn't cover its payroll May 20, effectively laying off its entire staff in June. But commissioners gave it another chance after hearing emotional pleas from parents and teachers who said closing the campus would hurt students. Login for more...



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