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New agency will take over public school construction in Hawaii

  • COURTESY DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
                                Sixth grader Chanel Taylor spoke at an Aug. 3 dedication ceremony marking the opening of Honouliuli Middle School in Ewa Beach, the newest public school developed by the Department of Education.

    COURTESY DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

    Sixth grader Chanel Taylor spoke at an Aug. 3 dedication ceremony marking the opening of Honouliuli Middle School in Ewa Beach, the newest public school developed by the Department of Education.

  • COURTESY DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
                                Honouliuli Middle School, the newest school developed by the Department of Education, was dedicated Aug. 3. A bill about to become law would create a new independent agency to take over school construction and repair.

    COURTESY DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

    Honouliuli Middle School, the newest school developed by the Department of Education, was dedicated Aug. 3. A bill about to become law would create a new independent agency to take over school construction and repair.

A broad coalition of legislators and business interests pushed for the independent School Facilities Agency, saying it will expedite school projects and generate revenue for education through public-private ventures to redevelop valuable campus lands. Read more

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