Lingle Release $670,000 for Hilo High School

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Governor Linda Lingle has released $670,000 for two projects at Hilo High School on the Big Island.

The projects are in addition to the $1.8 billion public infrastructure construction plan unveiled by Governor Lingle in December 2008 to stimulate the economy and create jobs.

“These projects will provide students on the Big Island and other organizations that use our public schools with a safe, accessible and positive environment,” said Governor Lingle.

Hilo-Laupāhoehoe-Waiākea Complex Alternative Learning Center – $500,000
Funds will be used for the design and construction of an extended trailer for the Lanikila Learning Center, a full-day program located at Hilo High School for at-risk high school students who attend public schools in the Hilo-Laupāhoehoe-Waiākea complex area. The new facility will include two instructional spaces with restrooms.

Governor Lingle previously released $375,000 for project design and construction.

Design is scheduled to begin this month and be completed in October 2009. Construction is scheduled to begin in January 2010 and be completed in December 2010.

Hilo High School – $170,000
These funds will cover the design and construction of accessibility enhancements, including the installation of a chairlift to the second floor of Building C and improved directional signage to accessible entrances. Design is scheduled to begin in September 2009 and be completed in February 2010. Construction is scheduled to begin in July 2010 and be completed in December 2010.

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