Town hall meeting takes a look at public education in Waianae

Hawaii Independent Staff

HONOLULU—A town hall meeting focused on education has been scheduled for Wednesday, August 17 in Waianae District Park’s Multi-Purpose Room from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

The meeting was called by State Rep. Jo Jordan (D) of District 45 (Waianae, Makaha, and Makua). The public is invited to hear a presentation and to join in the discussion on public education and the status of the public schools in the Waianae complex area.

Guest speakers include Lisa DeLong, the Department of Education Complex Area Superintendent of Nanakuli and Waianae, and Dee Jay Mailer, Kamehameha Schools’ chief executive officer.

The meeting is structured around the following questions:

1. How much money has been appropriated for public education statewide, and, specifically for the Waianae district schools?

2. How are our public schools currently performing, and what are some of the improvements planned for the future?

3. Who are some of our community partners in public education?

For more information, contact the office of Rep. Jo Jordan at (808) 586-8460.