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Hawaii public, private schools will be closed


All state Department of Education public schools will be closed today, according to education officials. 

The closures include all multi-track schools, which were originally scheduled to be opened today. 

In addition, classes at all University of Hawaii campuses have been canceled. All nonessential UH employees are asked to stay home.

>>The following public charter schools will also be closed: West Hawaii Explorations Academy, Innovcations Public Charter School on the Big Island, University Laboratory School, Waimea Middle School, Hawaii Technology Academy and Ka Umeke Kaeo Hawaiian Immersion school, Halau Lokahi, Kualapuu Elementary, KeKula o Samuel M Kamakau, Volcano School of Arts & Sciences, Hakipuu Learning Center

>> Punahou School, Iolani School and Damian Memorial School also announced they are closed today.

>>Kamehameha Schools announced that all of its campuses and offices are closed today for all islands. This includes preschools. 

>>St. Francis School in Manoa and Damien Memorial School in Kalihi also are closed.

>>All Interscholastic League of Honolulu sports scheduled for today have been postponed because of the tsunami situation, an ILH official said. ILH sports that were scheduled were baseball, tennis and water polo. No makeup dates have been announced.

>>The state Department of Transportation announced that the Zipper Lane will be closed this morning.

>>Airports at Lihue, Hilo and Kahului are all closed.

>>St. Francis School and St. Louis School on Oahu will be closed.

>>The University of Hawaii Medical School, which is in an inundation zone, is also closed. 

>>Maryknoll School will be closed.

>>Voyager School, closed

>>Montessori Community School, closed

>>On Maui, Carden Academy of Maui, St. Anthony Schools, Kamehameha Schoools, Emmanuel Lutheran, Kahului, and Doris Todd Christian School in Paia are closed

>>St. Andrew’s Priory in downtown, both Honolulu Waldorf School campuses, and Damien Memorial School in Kalihi are cancelling all classes today.

>>Satellite city halls are closed, and refuse pickup has been postponed. 

>>All Honolulu Community Action Program headstart programs are closed today as well, according to HCAP Director Lynn Cabato. 

>>All city nondisaster response or relief employees are given administrative leave and should not report to work  

>>Public libraries and support operations are closed


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