"In accordance with current Navy policy, Non-Federal Entities (NFE) such as Montessori Center of Pearl Harbor are required to pay for fees, expenses, and rent at fair market value in connection with their desired use of Navy real property. MCPH's current license agreement will expire on June 30, 2014, and MCPH was provided advance notice of this policy on Sept. 9, 2013. In order to enter a new agreement with the Navy, MCPH (as with other NFEs) is required to comply with policy," Navy officials wrote in a statement provided to Hawaii News Now.
"Montessori Center of Pearl Harbor leaders and teachers have provided dedicated service to families over many years operating on Navy property (at Makalapa Compound on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam). We understand this is a significant change in operating costs to the Montessori Center of Pearl Harbor. However, since the school has indicated that it will not be able to pay certain costs, the Navy is required to take steps pursuant to the SECNAV Instruction," wrote Navy officials.
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