MOUNTAIN VIEW – Mountain View Elementary School got some love and care this weekend.
On Saturday, over 60 union members from across the state helped to revitalize the school campus by painting, fixing facilities and equipment, and landscaping.
The event was part of the Labor of Love, a union give back project. It was created under the direction of the Hawaii State AFL-CIO’s desire to be a positive force towards improving the greater community. Every year, one school in the state is the lucky beneficiary of the effort to make the lives of Hawaii’s students better. 98 percent of Mountain View Elementary 565 students are enrolled in the free and reduced lunch program.
We spoke to principal Derek Vicente about what the Labor of Love means to the Puna school.