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ASBESTOS HAZARD EMERGENCY REPONSE ACT (AHERA) Annual Notification: 2017-2018

The Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA) requires our school to notify school employees and parents of the presence and status of Asbestos Containing Materials (ACM) in our school buildings. The law further requires an Asbestos Management Plan based upon the findings of the initial inspection completed in 1988. Re-inspections have been done every three years since the initial inspection. In 2010, a school-wide renovation project removed nearly all ACM from the school. A single sink with ACM insulation was identified in the 2013 re-inspection. Periodic surveillance is performed every six (6) months to ensure this material remains in good condition. The most recent periodic surveillance was done in December 2016, and the next will take place in June 2017. A copy of the Asbestos Management Plan, on file in the Administrative Office, is available for your review during regular school hours.


Notice of Non-Discrimination and Anti Harassment Statement

The Hawaii State Department of Education (HIDOE) does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, age, color, national origin, religion, or disability. This requirement extends to all of HIDOE’s programs and activities, including employment and admissions as applicable. To see the full document,  click here.


The Complex Area Equity Specialist addresses complaints relating to conduct based on a student’s race, color, national origin, sex, physical or mental disability, religion, gender identity and expression, socio-economic status, physical appearance and characteristic or sexual orientation. The Complex Area Equity Specialist also acts as the coordinator for Title IX (gender equity), Language Access, Reasonable Accommodations and as the primary resource for issues relating to Title VII (employment discrimination).

Central District Equity Specialist: Michael Murakami.

Email: Michael_Murakami/CRC/HIDOE@notes.k12.hi.us

Contact Number: 600-9299


Rights under the McKinney-Vento Act

Parents, if your family lives in any of the following situations:

  • In a shelter
  • In a car, park, beach or abandoned building
  • Doubled up with other people due to loss of housing or economic hardship
  • In an abandoned building, trailer, or other inadequate accommodations, or
  • Without a regular place to stay at night

Your school-aged children may qualify for certain rights and protections under the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act. Your eligible children have the right to:

  • Receive a free, appropriate public education.
  • Enroll in school immediately, even if lacking documentation normally
    required for enrollment.
  • Enroll in school and attend classes while the school gathers needed
    documents.
  • Enroll in the local school or continue attending their school of origin
    (the school attended when you were permanently housed, or their last
    school), if that is your preference and it’s feasible. (If the school believes
    that a different placement is in your child’s best interest, and you disagree,
    the school must provide a written explanation, and you have the right to
    appeal the decision.)
  • Receive transportation to and from the school of origin, if requested.
  • Receive educational services comparable to those provided all other
    students at the school.

Click here to see the brochure.


Teacher Qualifications

As parents/guardians of a Hawaii Department of Education student, you have the right to know the professional qualifications of the classroom teacher(s) and the educational assistant(s) who instruct your child. Federal law allows you to ask for certain information about your child’s classroom teacher(s) and educational assistant(s) and requires us to give you this information in a timely manner upon request. You have the right to ask for the following information about each of your child ‘s classroom teacher(s).

  1. Whether the teacher has met licensing criteria and has earned the designation of Highly Qualified for the grade levels and subject areas in which he/she teaches.
  1. Whether the teacher is teaching under emergency or other provisional status through which State qualification or licensing criteria have been waived.
  1. The teacher’s college major, whether the teacher has any advanced degrees and, if so, the subject of the degrees.
  1. The qualification of any teachers ‘ aides or similar paraprofessionals providing services to your child.

Please contact our school office to obtain this information.


Water Pollution Prevention Program

We are committed to the preservation of our aina. To learn more about our water pollution programs click here.