Lieutenant Governor James “Duke” Aiona will be on Molokai today to attend Read Aloud America’s Read Aloud Program at Kualapu’u Elementary School.
This is the sixth and final Read Aloud Program at Kualapu’u this year. Kualapu’u School Principal Lydia Trinidad urges everyone to greet Lt. Governor Aiona and show him the commitment the school has made to reading success among the students. The event begins with free snacks at 4:30 p.m. followed by comments from the Lt. Governor and then out loud reading organized by grade level. Prizes for students who attend will be awarded.
The Lt. Governor will deliver remarks on the importance of reading to children – in the classroom and at home – on a regular basis to increase their prospects for success in school and life. The Lt. Governor has been involved in the program for the last five years. He last visited Kualapuu for the RAP program two years ago.
Environmental Assessment on waterline improvements at Kualapu’u open for comment
Kualapu’u Elementary School is in the process of improving more than just the reading skills of its students. The state Department of Education has proposed building a new waterline for the conversion charter school.
The proposed project encompasses both onsite and offsite improvements consisting of the construction of a new 12-inch waterline to be connected to the onsite domestic and irrigation water service and fire protection lines. Onsite improvements will consist of both demolition work and the installation of new water infrastructure.
The project will involve a commitment of fuel, labor, funding, and material resources. Impacts to cultural and historic sites and properties are not anticipated. There will be certain unavoidable construction-related impacts, temporary in nature. With the proposed improvements, Kualapu’u School would receive water from the same water system and source, but through a new point of connection.
A Draft Environmental Assessment has been issued by the DOE on this project. Comments will be accepted at the DOE Facilities Development Branch until May 8. There are no anticipated adverse impacts on the water system. The purpose of the project is to improve the quality of educational facilities at Kualapu’u School by providing upgraded and more reliable domestic, irrigation, and fire protection water service.