Lawmakers explore further improvements at Kahuku High

Kahuku High School
Kahuku High School

The bleachers may not be the only thing to get repaired at Kahuku High and Intermediate School.

Lawmakers took a tour of the campus Friday after legislation was introduced to explore flooding issues at the school. The field is located at the lowest point in Kahuku, putting the bleachers and the locker rooms at risk for flood damage.

Senators passed a resolution Thursday asking state and city officials to work with the Army Corps of Engineers to find solutions. Among the options: relocating the field to higher ground or to another site in Kahuku or Malaekahana.

“It’s been an ongoing issue over the past two decades or so, so it’s really about making sure that while we take a look at some of the short-term needs, that we also keep focused on the longer-term strategies and goals,” said Sen. Jill Tokuda, chair of the Senate education committee.

Last month, structural issues forced the closure of the school’s bleachers. The principal told KHON2 that $300,000 in state funds will be released in May and the bleachers will be repaired and fully functional by August 8, before the high school football season.

The resolution to address flooding is now in the hands of House lawmakers. You can read it in its entirety here.

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