Governor Neil Abercrombie today announced the release of Capital Improvement Project funding for projects throughout the state, including $3 million for Waiakea High School.
Rep. Clift Tsuji issued the following statement in response:
“I want to thank the Governor for releasing these funds for Waiakea High School,” said Rep. Clift Tsuji (District 3 – South Hilo, Panaewa, Puna, Keaau, Kurtistown). “This project would not have been possible without the leadership of the Waiakea High School administration, the Department of Education, and especially the foresight of former Representative Eric Hamakawa, who started the effort for the campus track.”
The appropriation covers the design and construction of an all-weather track and drainage improvements. This facility will be shared with Hilo High School. Rep. Tsuji has included the funding in his funding requests for the district since 2007.
“Due to the challenging economy, funding for public school improvements has been very competitive,” continued Rep. Tsuji. “This past week, we have all been inspired by the Olympic Games. I am so pleased for the Waiakea High School students who will soon have a new track and facility for their running and field events.”