Students still attending unfunded Honolulu charter school

Students still attending unfunded Honolulu charter school

HONOLULU (AP) - Nearly 60 students continue to attend a Honolulu charter school even though the state stopped funding it and plans are underway to shut it down.

Seven teachers are also showing up daily at Halau Lokahi Public Charter School, even though they were de-facto laid off when the state funding ceased.

The Hawaiian culture-focused school stopped paying rent and salaries, running up $500,000 in debt before last school year ended. The state charter school commission voted to revoke the school's charter,

Most of the other students switched to other schools.

The Honolulu Star-Advertiser newspaper reports the state attorney general has advised that the students still reporting to Halau Lokahi aren't attending public school.

The attorney general is investigating alleged misuse of public funds by the school's previous administration.

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