WASHINGTON D.C. (HawaiiNewsNow) - Some Hawaii schools may soon be getting some much-needed improvements with help from federal grants.
U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz introduced on Thursday the School Building Fairness Act of 2015, legislation that would provide grants to states and local school districts that would help them build, repair and renovate school facilities.
“When students are in a safe, well-maintained school environment, it improves their ability to learn and gives them a better shot at success," Schatz said in a statement. "Today, a majority of our public schools in Hawaii and across the country are in disrepair. It's unacceptable."