Representative Kymberly Pine presented a $66,883,000 mock check to Ewa Beach Elementary School students for a new middle school that will be constructed just miles away. “Governor Linda Lingle has released the funds giving contractors the money they need to build the project in a timely manner,” said Representative Pine “This is a big deal for the children of Ewa Beach because they are going to get the finest state of the art middle school in the entire state,” Pine explained.
Governor Linda Lingle has released $66 million to construct the new ‘Ewa Makai Middle School, which will help alleviate overcrowding at ‘Ilima Intermediate School and the seven elementary schools in the Department of Education’s (DOE) Campbell Area Complex. The DOE is proposing to open the school during the 2010-2011 school year.
“Building new schools are among the best investments we can make in growing areas like the ‘Ewa Plain to improve residents’ quality of life,” said Governor Lingle. “The new ‘Ewa Makai Middle School will provide the students with quality facilities and at the same time help to relieve overcrowding at several other schools in ‘Ewa Beach,” the Governor continued.