Senate Vice President Michelle Kidani (District 18 - Mililani Town, portion of Waipi‘o Gentry, Waikele, Village Park and Royal Kunia) has secured over $35 million for four (4) central Oʻahu schools and the University of Hawaiʻi – West Oʻahu in the final version of the State Budget Bill (HB200).
The measure, which passed the Senate and House conference committee on April 19, includes:
• $23,060,000 for Waipahu High School – Construction of the integrated academy facility; renovations and relocation for the academic health center and other related improvements.
• $3,500,000 for Mililani High School – Expansion of the administration building and ground and site improvements.
• $3,500,000 for the University of Hawaiʻi – West Oʻahu campus - Plans, design, construction, and equipment for improvements to facilities. Projects to include renewal, improvements, and modernization of interior and exterior structures, roofs, mechanical and electrical systems, pedestrian pathways, roadways, grounds, and other project costs to upgrade existing temporary and new facilities; planning projects and studies; and all project related costs
• $3,000,000 for Kīpapa Elementary School – Construction of a covered play court and other related improvements.
• $2,139,000 for Kaleiopuʻu Elementary School – Plans, design, and construction to maintain and improve facilities and infrastructure, including hazardous materials remediation. Project may include renovations for other areas of the campus.
“I am very happy to continue supporting our district students and schools by providing funding for various site improvements and facility needs,” said Senate Vice President Kidani. “It is important to continue investing in our education system and supporting the design, construction and improvements our keiki deserve for their future.”