March 8, 2018 – DOE Facilities & G70 present to South Maui community

Community gets a glimpse of long-delayed Kihei high school New Kihei High School concepts revealed: Parents plead for school to welcome all grades at once at scheduled 2021 opening LOCAL NEWS MAR 10, 2018 CHRIS SUGIDONO, Staff Writer csugidono@mauinews.com The library/cafeteria building of the Kihei high school is planned for the upper campus. It would be built in the campus’s second phase of...
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January 28, 2018 Architect, Planner & Civil Engineer Selected

Below is a link from from Building Design + Construction magazine dated Jan 24, 2018. Kihei High School to be Hawai’i’s first net zero public school. http://bit.ly/2nbfEKt Share...
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Mar 21, 2017: School, bypass funds in House budget – The Maui News

The state House has targeted $382 million for capital improvement projects in Maui County, including $63 million for the new high school in Kihei and $40 million for another phase of the Lahaina bypass road. The House passed its version of the state budget last week. It needs to be reconciled in conference committee with the state Senate. South Maui Rep. Kaniela Ing said the Legislature will...
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DOE Position Change on KHS – Was Design Build, Now Traditional Build

This is the Honolulu Star Advertiser’s 9.27.2014 article from their Local Section on “Funding issues delay Kihei high school”. http://bit.ly/1vAF6FZ KHAT Spokesperson Andrew Beerer’s comments on the article: ***** It is the first public statement I have seen from Kalbert Young, regarding this subject.  His statement is curious, “the funding pieces don’t work...
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September 18, 2014 – The Maui News Publisher’s Op-Ed

Publisher’s Op-Ed Piece from the September 18, 2014 Maui News. http://bit.ly/1Dpp47c Share...
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September 16, 2014 Kihei Comm. Assn. Mtg. for KHS

Here is a summary of the Kihei Community Association’s September 16, 2014 general membership meeting by The Maui News. bit.ly/Xt2fyg Share...
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August 26, 2014 Letter from DOE Superintendent, Kathryn Matayoshi

Aug 26 2014 Kathryn Matayoshi Ltr to Andrew Share...
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August 15, 2014 Maui News Letter to the Editor

The Kihei community has been told that there was $130 million in the 2015 fiscal year budget to build Kihei high school. The Department of Education (DOE) could hit the ground running when the money became available on July 1, 2014. The DOE would be able to move forward as it planned for the past 6 years, contracting the project as a design-build with a single contractor. The design-build would...
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June 24, 2014 KHAT Mtg with So. Maui Rep. Kaniela Ing

KHAT met yesterday with our South Maui Rep. Kaniela Ing. KHAT is looking carefully at the high school’s financing trend. We understand to date: * HD-1 appropriated $65 million this past legislative session; * The $65 million appropriation was subsequently reduced to a $30 million appropriation; * A portion of the $130 million needed for KHS comes from the SEFI special projects fund via...
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May 27, 2014 UL 1st Reading – County Land Use Committee

The Unilateral Agreement (UL) combining the updated Change in Zoning (CIZ) and Community Plan Amendment (CPA) related to Kihei High School passed 8-0 on its 1st reading at Maui County’s Land Use Committee meeting today. This document now returns to the Bureau of Conveyances to record additions from today’s meeting. Share...
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March 29, 2014 Hawai’i News Now – KHS Article

Here’s a link to the article with quotes from Speaker of the House, Joe Souki. http://bit.ly/1gDvTD0 “Construction is expected to begin in 2015, and the full funding will allow bidding on the whole project, saving the State millions of dollars.” Share...
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February 4, 2014 Pacific Business News Article

Here’s a link to a Pacific Business News article published February 4, 2014 about both the planned Kihei Charter High School and the Kihei High School:   http://bit.ly/1bctt2n   KHAT Spokesperson, Andrew Beerer, is quoted in the article as saying, “The project has moved forward, but as far as beginning construction it depends on how funding is going to be allocated at this...
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February, 2014 Unilateral Agreement

The Unilateral Agreement (parties thereto not known at this time) has been forwarded from the State of Hawai’i to the County of Maui for first reading before the full Maui County Council. KHAT will work with Councilmember Robert Carroll, Chair of the County’s Land Use Committee, and to secure a date for the full Council’s first reading of the Agreement. Thank you to Sen. Roz Baker and Ray...
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December, 2013 – Maui’s New Interim BOE Representative

KHAT wishes to publicly thank Wesley Lo, our former BOE representative to Maui.  Beginning in March 2011, Wesley met monthly with KHAT members to discuss funding possibilities, budgets, and the draft-to-final EIS process.  Wesley facilitated important meetings with ALL Kihei High School stakeholders and raised awareness of the project’s importance in our community.   We also welcome...
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December 6th or 20th, 2013: 1st Reading of BLC Unilateral Agreement for Maui Co. Council

The full Maui County Council was UNable to hear the 1st reading of the Kihei High School ordinance / amendments on either December 6 or December 20, 2013.   What’s missing is the signed document from all  parties regarding the Community Plan Amendment (CPA) and Change in Zoning (CIZ) related to Kihei High School.  Councilman Robert Carroll was hopeful in a Dec 3, 2013 email stating,...
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County Council Advances Land Use Approvals

Reposted from Maui News article Nov. 4, 2013 By Robert Carrol Land use approvals advance for new Kihei high school The County Council’s Land Use Committee has recommended passage of bills approving a zoning change and community plan amendment to facilitate development of the long-awaited Kihei high school on 77 acres fronting Piilani Highway. By resolution on April 5, the council referred...
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October 30, 2013 County LUC Meeting

Two already approved County Planning Committee amendments will be heard by the County LUC on October 30th: 1. Change in Zoning – 77 acres from Ag to Public/Quazi-Public 2. Community Plan Amendment – addition of the KHS to the Maui Community Plan. Both amendments will be *rolled* into an ordinance for the LUC’s consideration. If approved by the County LUC, the ordinance package...
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Month of August, 2013 – Corporate Counsel and Amendments

After a check in early September with our South Maui representative, Don Couch, the final revisions for the CIZ and Community Plan amendments have been in Corporate Counsel’s office for over a month.  When asked via email twice for more specific information, Deputy James Giroux responded that the amendments were moving through the process. Subsequently the County LUC meeting for October...
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October 1, 2013 County Administration Budget Hearing in Kihei

KHAT was present and gave written testimony on asking the County to begin budgeting for, if they haven’t already, for the water, sewer and drainage needed for the Kihei High School.  Administration officials were reminded that the State of Hawai’i had budgeted $130 million in the second and third years of the biennium beginning July 1, 2013.  That means the high school is scheduled...
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July 23, 2013 Planning Commission Meeting

KHAT submitted written testimony and testified at this meeting attended by the Maui County Planning Commission, County Corporate Counsel and Planning Director Will Spence. Corporate Counsel was represented by James Giroux. All Planning Commissioners were in attendance to take up the Kihei High School’s Community Plan amendment and the Change in Zoning amendment.   After testimony was...
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