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New attendance boundaries may keep small schools open

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - After months of discussion on school closures, the state Department of Education is considering changing school attendance areas. They say the measure will increase enrollment at smaller schools.

The Star Advertiser reports that this proposal is specifically geared toward two small schools in Hawaii Kai. It would basically change school boundaries, and reassign students to schools based on their location. This would in turn, increase enrollment at Koko Head and Kamiloiki elementary schools, and take the load off of Aina Haina Elementary, which currently has more students.

The Department has been considering consolidating the schools, but says this may be an option, if approved by parents and the school board.

Representatives say the measure would only affect new students, and current students would not be required to adhere to new attendance boundaries.

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