Hawaii schools seek completed federal surveys

Hawaii schools seek completed federal surveys

HONOLULU (AP) - Parents of Hawaii public school students are asked to complete a federal survey that can help the state qualify for more than $40 million.

The state Department of Education is asking parents to promptly return the surveys to their children's schools. The form was sent home last week.

The annual survey determines the number of federally connected students Hawaii can receive impact aid funds for.

Last school year, the state accounted for more than 28,000 federally connected students and received more than $41 million.

School districts nationwide determine how to spend the funds. In the past, Hawaii used the money for textbooks, computers, utilities and transportation.

The U.S. Coast Guard was inadvertently omitted from the form, but education officials say Coast Guard families should still fill it out.

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