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Papaikou school to receive covered playcourt

Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalanianaole Elementary & Intermediate School in Papaikou will be getting a new covered play court in the next couple years.

According to a draft environmental assessment for the project, the structure will be approximately 10,200-square-feet and will provide one standard size high school basketball court, two smaller basketball courts, and two standard high school sized volleyball courts.

Construction costs are estimated at $4 million and will be funded by the state.

The project will give students from kindergarten through eighth grade a covered facility where they can engage in outdoor play during inclement weather and high outdoor temperatures.

The structure also will serve as a facility for school activities and functions.

Construction is projected to commence in December 2023 and take about 10 months to complete.

Teachers and school administrators will schedule use of the play court by grade level, day and time.

Custodial staff will maintain the structure and open and secure the facility daily.
Source: Hawaii Tribune Herald

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