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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Friday, March 19, 2010

West Hawaii targeted for state's first 'School Impact District'

Advertiser Staff

Hawaii may see its first “School Impact District” on the Big Island when the Hawaii State Board of Education’s Administrative Services Committee meets next week to consider the measure.

The proposed West Hawaii school impact district encompasses nearly all of the North Kona and South Kohala judicial districts.
A new district would result in school impact fees being paid to the Department of Education to help cover land and construction costs for new schools. Currently, developers provide “fair-share contributions” of land and cash to the DOE for new schools.
Act 245 requires the BOE to designate “school impact districts” where enrollment growth is expected to create the need for new or expanded schools over the next 25 years.
For more information on Thursday’s meeting, visit www.boe.k12.hi.us and click on “Meeting Notices.”