Four public schools will receive $9 million in improvements
The state Department of Education will spend more than $9 million on capital improvement projects at four public schools on O'ahu.
The DOE plans to use nearly $8 million for ongoing classroom renovations at Kaimukī High School, Lunalilo Elementary School and the Hawai'i School for the Deaf and the Blind.
In addition, $1.5 million will go for drainage improvements to the football field and track at Leilehua High School.
That project includes installing a new track surface to help protect the football field from dirt, debris and flooding.
State officials yesterday said the field and track are prone to flooding and get muddy when it rains, creating potentially unsafe playing and practice conditions. Some $3 million was previously released for the project in 2007 and 2009.