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New Volcano Charter School Campus Moving Forward

May 7, 2014, 5:32 PM HST (Updated May 7, 2014, 5:33 PM)
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A legislative appropriation of $618,000 has been released for the planning and design of a new campus for a charter school in Volcano Village.

The new campus for the Volcano School of Arts & Sciences is planned for a 3.5-acre site at the historic Keakealani School, which the school is currently leasing from the state Department of Education for its grade 5-8 classes.

The project will allow VSAS to consolidate those classes with grades kindergarten through 4th on one campus.

The release of the capital improvement funds to the Friends of the Volcano School of Arts & Sciences was announced today by Gov. Neil Abercrombie.

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“When this project is complete, the Volcano community will finally have a permanent education facility at a consolidated public charter school,” Abercrombie said.

The governor’s office said the non-profit Friends is expected to finance the construction phase through private donations, foundation grants, loans and possibly federal assistance.

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