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Kamalani Academy faces possible budget cuts due to distance learning enrollment calculations

Kamalani Academy

Kamalani Academy is a charter school out toward the North Shore of Oʻahu. Principal Amanda Fung plans to fight a decision by the State Public Charter School Commission not to count additional students in its remote learning program toward its total enrollment — which affects per pupil funding. The decision stands to cut the school’s budget in half by about $1.3 million. Fung shared why the school may take legal action.

This interview aired on The Conversation on Nov. 18, 2021.

Catherine Cruz is the host of The Conversation. Originally from Guam, she spent more than 30 years at KITV, covering beats from government to education. Contact her at ccruz@hawaiipublicradio.org.
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