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Renovation Plans for Old Maui High School Move Forward

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Ron Dalquist / Friends of Old Maui High School
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There’s new movement on plans to restore the Old Maui High School.

A company called TEACH Development has been tapped by Maui County officials to rebuild remaining structure. Teach stands for technology, education, agriculture, community and health.  In a meeting last week they pledged to work closely with the community to achieve plans to create an environmental education center within the historic architecture.  The limited liability corporation was formed for the project, and was chosen by Mayor Alan Arakawa’s administration through a request for proposal process.

The 23-acre campus outside of Paia was closed in 1971 and has since fallen into disrepair, and suffered from repeated arson and vandalism.  Richard Lucas is the Program Manager for the Friends of Maui High School.

Lucas says the completed restoration of the Old Maui High school could be completed in as little as 5-years. 

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