$3 million for Hilo High Gym in $26.8 million release

HILO, Hawaii: The new gym at Hilo High School, which reports say will break ground in June, will be getting a $3 million dollar infusion thanks to a Capital Improvement Projects funding release by Governor Neil Abercrombie, specifically for education.

Hilo is the only school on the Big Island to get the monies, aside from Holualoa Elementary, which will split $885,700 between 10 other schools on other islands for “Relocation or construction of temporary facilities to meet enrollment shifts and other needs”, according to a state news release.

The additional construction for new gymnasium will also serve as an emergency shelter for the community, says the governor’s office.

“By prioritizing these school projects, we are making an investment in the education of our keiki while creating local jobs,” said Governor Abercrombie in a news release. “The Project Labor Agreement plan announced earlier this week provides a model for collaboration with labor unions on some of these projects to prevent potential conflicts that might otherwise cause unnecessary delay.”

The entire list of projects are as follows:

  • $3,000,000 – Hilo High School, Hawai’i Island – Additional construction for new gymnasium, which will also serve as an emergency shelter for the community
  • $2,500,000 – East Kapolei Middle School, O’ahu – Design for new East Kapolei Middle School, needed to accommodate projected demand in the Kapolei area
  • $1,500,000 – Iliahi Elementary School, O’ahu – Design and construction for playcourt cover to allow Iliahi Elementary to conduct P.E. classes and school events regardless of weather
  • $1,500,000 – Kalaheo High School, O’ahu – Design and construction for drainage and turf improvements and field expansion for the athletic field
  • $1,375,000 – Keoneula Elementary School, O’ahu – Design, construction and equipment for four new portable classrooms to relieve overcrowding
  • $1,150,000 – Pearl Ridge Elementary School, O’ahu – Design and construction for electrical upgrades to support the use of technology
  • $1,000,000 – Ala Wai Elementary, O’ahu – Design and construction for electrical upgrades to support current electrical needs as well as the use of technology
  • $1,000,000 – Mililani High School, O’ahu – Design and construction for fiber-optic backbone and network cabling replacement and upgrades to meet advanced technology needs
  • $1,000,000 – Salt Lake Elementary School, O’ahu – Design, construction, equipment and works of art for renovations to convert two large open plan classrooms into four separate classrooms with permanent separation walls and fire exits
  • $974,000 – Leeward School District, O’ahu – Relocation or construction of temporary facilities for Kapolei Elementary (two), Campbell High (two) and ‘Ewa Makai Middle (four) Schools to meet enrollment shifts and other needs
  • $950,000 – Kanoelani Elementary School, O’ahu – Design, construction and works of art for electrical upgrades
  • $950,000 – Pearl City Highlands Elementary School, O’ahu – Design and construction for electrical upgrades
  • $885,700 – Various schools, statewide – Relocation or construction of temporary facilities to meet enrollment shifts and other needs at Olomana (one), Kapolei High (one), Kapolei Middle (one), Campbell High (three), Leilehua High (six), Ewa Makai Elementary (four), Solomon Elementary (two), Kapolei Elementary (two), Farrington High (two replacements) on O’ahu; Holualoa Elementary (two) on Hawai’i Island; and Lahaina Intermediate (two) on Maui
  • $780,000 – Kaneohe Elementary School, O’ahu – Design, construction and works of art funds for modifications to meet ADA accessibility guidelines, including those for walkways, ramps, parking stalls, elevators, building interiors and exteriors
  • $750,000 – Mililani Middle School, O’ahu – Design and construction to repair leaking through metal roof seams
  • $700,000 – ‘Ewa Elementary School, O’ahu – Partial construction for an eight-classroom building to meet growth and enrollment needs, including seven general education classrooms, one computer lab, one faculty center, two utility closets, restrooms and mechanical/electrical/communications rooms
  • $600,000 – Lehua Elementary School, O’ahu – Design and construction for parking lot expansion to provide adequate parking for staff and visitors, including drainage, sidewalks, ADA accessibility and other improvements
  • $600,000 – Momilani Elementary, O’ahu – Design and construction for electrical upgrades to support current electrical needs as well as the use of technology
  • $585,000 – Castle High School, O’ahu – Design and construction for replacement of lighting and sound systems at Ronald Bright Auditorium
  • $501,000 – Mililani Mauka Elementary School, O’ahu – Design and construction for covered walkways between administration, cafeteria and classroom buildings, including security rails to prevent vandals from climbing on the walkway roof for access to two-story buildings
  • $500,000 – Moanalua High School, O’ahu – Additional construction for accessible route, bleachers and relocation of storage facilities for the women’s softball field (necessary to meet federal gender equity requirements)
  • $500,000 – Waimanalo Elementary and Intermediate School, O’ahu – Irrigation systems for three playfields to provide safer playing surface for users
  • $450,000 – Stevenson Middle School, O’ahu – Additional construction for a multipurpose educational facility to support science curriculum
  • $400,000 – Nanakuli High School, O’ahu – Additional construction for replacement dugouts, bleachers, perimeter fencing, batting cage and accessibility improvements for the women’s softball field (necessary to meet federal gender equity requirements)
  • $331,300 – Kaneohe Elementary School, O’ahu – Additional construction funds for fire lane and waterline improvements for library to comply with the fire code
  • $255,000 – Aina Haina Elementary School, O’ahu – Design and construction for parking lot to accommodate staff and visitors; project includes 23 to 28 parking stalls and landscaping
  • $250,000 – Nahiku Community Center, Maui – Planning and design to construct community center on two acres of land located in the village of Nahiku
  • $250,000 – Puohala Elementary School, O’ahu – Design for structural assessment to address separation of walls in buildings to address settling issues in four main campus buildings
  • $200,000 – Central Middle School, O’ahu – Design to address termite damage and foundation issues
  • $180,000 – Washington Middle School, O’ahu – Design and construction for electrical upgrades for the school kitchen, cafeteria and Building B, to support current electrical needs as well as the use of technology
  • $179,000 – Kapolei High and Campbell High Schools, O’ahu – Additional construction for temporary restroom facilities due to increased enrollments and to provide temporary facilities while new buildings are constructed
  • $171,207 – Molokai High School, Molokai – Additional construction for accessible route, bleachers, scoreboard, restrooms and accessibility improvements for the women’s softball field (necessary to meet federal gender equity requirements)
  • $150,000 – Mililani Ike Elementary School, O’ahu – Construction to repair rusted columns supporting covered playcourt
  • $112,000 – Holualoa Elementary, Hawai’i Island- Additional construction to relocate or construct temporary facilities for Holualoa Elementary to meet enrollment shifts and other needs
  • $95,000 – Kaelepulu Elementary School, O’ahu – Additional construction to create an accessible route from the parking lot to Building C, to comply with ADA
  • $88,000 – Olomana School, O’ahu – Design and construction to extend the PE portable classroom and provide adequate space for various PE activities
  • $86,500 – Lahaina Intermediate School, Maui – Additional construction to relocate or construct temporary facilities to meet enrollment shifts and other needs
  • $80,000 – Waipahu Elementary School, O’ahu – Equipment for a new eight-classroom building that will include a special education classroom, six general education classrooms and a computer resource classroom
  • $78,978 – Kapolei Middle School, O’ahu – Additional construction for temporary facilities to meet enrollment shifts and other needs
  • $75,000 – Mililani Uka Elementary, O’ahu – Construction for new, age-appropriate playground equipment for upper elementary students
  • $58,000 – Leilehua High and Solomon Elementary Schools, O’ahu – Additional construction funds to relocate or construct temporary facilities statewide to meet enrollment shifts and other needs (six at Leilehua; two at Solomon)
  • $27,669 – La’ie Elementary School, O’ahu – Additional construction funds for the expansion of the cafeteria

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