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New school facilities agency for Hawaii would dodge legal safeguards

  • JAMM AQUINO / 2015
                                Hookele Elementary School was the first Hawaii public school that used the design-build method, a faster delivery system, and was constructed in 16 months. The Kapolei school welcomed its first students in 2015.

    JAMM AQUINO / 2015

    Hookele Elementary School was the first Hawaii public school that used the design-build method, a faster delivery system, and was constructed in 16 months. The Kapolei school welcomed its first students in 2015.

A proposal to create a new state agency to build and renovate public schools is moving forward with broad backing at the Legislature despite concerns that the agency would be exempt from various safeguards in the law. Read more

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