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Community group wants North Shore middle, high school

KILAUEA, Hawaii (AP) - A North Shore community group is seeking to bring a middle and high school to the area's growing population.

The Garden Island reports members of the Kauai North Shore Community Foundation are working with state officials to make the proposed plan a reality. Parents worry busing the 139 students up to an hour to other schools keeps them from engaging both with their classmates and their community.

Department of Education officials would need to find five acres to host the school and decide whether state funding should be used to construct the campus. A charter school is also an option, funded through private and public sources.

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