THE SENATE                           S.R. NO.              44
TWENTIETH LEGISLATURE, 2000                                
STATE OF HAWAII                                            
                                                             
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                    SENATE  RESOLUTION

  REQUESTING THAT THE BOARD OF EDUCATION PROVIDE FUNDING OUT OF
    ITS CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT FUNDS TO REPLACE DEGRADED
    ELECTRICAL WIRING IN KEAAU MIDDLE SCHOOL'S BUILDING A.
 


 1        WHEREAS, Project Citizen focuses on the American federal
 2   system and the role of state and local government in order to
 3   foster the development of students' capacity and disposition to
 4   participate competently and responsibly in government; and
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 6        WHEREAS, the program is designed to help students learn to
 7   formulate and express their opinions in response to problems in
 8   their communities; and
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10        WHEREAS, the students of Keaau Middle School have
11   identified a capital improvement project in their school; and
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13        WHEREAS, Building A on the Keaau Middle School campus is
14   an old building in need of renovation to make it safe for use;
15   and
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17        WHEREAS, one of the major problems with Building A is that
18   the existing electrical wiring is old and degraded, making the
19   building a potential fire hazard; and
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21        WHEREAS, recent estimates put the cost of replacing
22   degraded electrical wiring at $15,000; and
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24        WHEREAS, Keaau Middle School cannot afford to allocate any
25   of its existing school operating funds to the electrical wiring
26   replacement project; and
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28        WHEREAS, the State needs to take the initiative in
29   maintaining school facilities to ensure that students have a
30   suitable environment in which to learn; now, therefore,
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32        BE IT RESOLVED by the Senate of the Twentieth Legislature
33   of the State of Hawaii, Regular Session of 2000, that the Board
34   of Education in conjunction with the Department of Accounting

 
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 1   and General Services is encouraged to provide $15,000 out of
 2   the Board of Education's capital improvement funds, not out of
 3   school funds, to replace the existing electrical wiring in
 4   Keaau Middle School's Building A; and
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 6        BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that certified copies of this
 7   Resolution be transmitted to the Board of Education, the
 8   Department of Accounting and General Services, and Keaau Middle
 9   School.
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