Friday, February 7, 2020


$3.6 million to be used to finance design and construction 
Honolulu, HawaiĘ»i – State Capital Improvement Project (CIP) funds totaling $3.6 million were released by Governor David Ige today to finance design and construction for a covered play court at Kohala Middle School.
Representative David A. Tarnas, who represents District 7, where Kohala Middle School is located, said this project is a priority for the school community, and that he is working with the State Department of Education (DOE) to continue moving the project forward.
"A covered play court will provide many benefits to the Kohala Middle School community," said Rep. Tarnas (North Kona, South Kohala, North Kohala). "This facility will allow the Middle School students to play outside in all weather, especially Kohala's rainy days. It will also provide the school with a flexible space for creative projects, school gatherings, and celebrations. Because Kohala Middle School currently has no on-campus space that can hold all its students at once, this project has been a top priority for the school. I am working with the State Department of Education to continue to move this project forward and meet the deadlines to use this funding, including finalizing the play court design, obtaining the necessary building permits, and receiving bids for the construction work."

Kohala Middle School Principal Alan Brown said the project is a top priority for the school.
"Thank you to all who have worked so hard to make this dream come true," said Principal Brown."It will be so nice to have a place where the whole student body can sit in one place and it will provide a dry space for PE classes in all weather."

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