We need to convince the DOE and the Governor to make Kihei High School a priority in the next annual budget!
Please join us for a rally and sign waving event on Pi’ilani Highway on Friday evening November 2, and Saturday morning November 3.
Who: Everyone that wants to see Kihei High School get funded and built!
What: A rally and sign waving to raise awareness for Kihei High School
When: Friday November 2, 3-5 pm, and Saturday morning November 3 from 9-11 am.
Where: makai side of Pi’ilani Hwy, in front of the new park, Lokelani Intermediate, Kihei Elem. and Lipoa intersection.
Please wear RED to show our solidarity for Kihei High School!
Everyone is invited, this is a non-partisan event.
This is about educating our children, in our community. Imua!
** UPDATED OCTOBER 30 ***
Dear Friends & Supporters,
We will be holding a rally and sign-waving to promote Kihei High School this Friday and Saturday.
Please see the attached flyer. And please come out to support this great cause.
When: Friday Nov. 2, 3-5 pm and Saturday Nov. 3, 9-11 am
Where: makai side of Piilani Hwy above new community park
Please wear RED and Support Kihei High School.
We need to get the message to the Governor and State DOE
• Fund this school in next years budget
• Over 1,000 kids in Kihei will need a high school in 2016
*Please note – this is a nonpartisan rally. Candidates and their supporters are welcome, but please NO candidate signs or t-shirts. Please be respectful – This rally is for the future students of Kihei High School.
The population of Kihei has exploded in the past twenty years, making Kihei the fastest growing community on Maui.
From 1990 to 2000, the residential population of the Kïhei-Mäkena region experienced significant growth from 15,365 to 22,870, a 49 percent increase.
According to the 2010 census, Kihei/Wailea is currently the largest community on Maui at nearly 27,000 full time residents. More growth is imminent. There are 5,000 future housing units currently entitled and another 5,000+ units being considered in the Maui Island Plan.
OVERCROWDED SCHOOLS AND GEOGRAPHICAL SEPARATION
High school students from Kihei currently ride a bus or take private cars 30 miles round trip to get to their Kahului high schools.
In 2011 Maui High exceeded its design capacity by over 200 students. At this time, South Maui students may apply for a Geographic Exemption to attend Baldwin High School, which is also at capacity. According to a 2010 BOE committee report there are 36 portable classrooms at Maui High and 24 at Baldwin.
The only school in South Maui that serves students in grades 9 through 12 is Kïhei Charter School. In the 2011-2012 school year, Kïhei Charter School had 248 students in grades 9 through 12. Kïhei Charter School does not meet regional needs for a high school complex (DOE, Facilities Branch, 2011).
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