Representative Mele Carroll News Release
A press release received from the Office of Governor Neil Abercrombie on April 19 announced the release of $34.5 million in Capital Improvement Projects (CIPs) for education, health services and communications projects statewide.
“These projects continue to fulfill our commitment to a new day for the people of Hawaii and stimulate the economy,” said Governor Abercrombie. “These funds in particular will help hospitals and health centers provide services and benefit Hawaii’s students by maintaining and further upgrading our school facilities.”
Part of the $34.5 million released for CIPs includes the construction of a new water line for Kualapu`u Elementary School on Molokai. Representative Mele Carroll and Senator J. Kalani English, who represent East Maui, the islands of Lanai, Molokai, Kaho`olawe and Molokini, worked together with their colleagues and appropriated $2,750,000 in the budget.
“Kualapu`u Elementary School has needed to improve its infrastructure. The $2,750,000 would cover design and construction for a new water line and/or provisions for fire suppression; ground and site improvements and equipment are a major step in our continued school maintenance initiatives,” said
“I am most pleased with the release of these funds by Governor Neil Abercrombie. Finally we can address and improve the most critical infrastructure and facilities that are in disrepair identified by the Department of Education such as Kualapu`u Elementary School ,” added Rep. Carroll.
Kualapu’u Elementary School — Molokai’s only public charter school and its largest elementary school — has experienced problems with its current water line for years. Each year the campus usually gets shut down for at least one school day because of water supply problems.