The price tag for backlogged repairs at Hawaii's aging school campuses grew by 5 percent over the last school year, new figures show.
The total cost for addressing backlogged repairs and maintenance at schools is now at $293 million.
That's still far lower than it was over a decade ago, when the total was more than twice that.
But the figure is up from $279 million in the 2016-17 school year, and it compares to $266 million in 2012.
State Education Department administrators have long raised concerns about Hawaii's aging campuses, a full 20 percent of which are over a century old.
The average age of Hawaii schools is 61.
The new backlogged repairs tally was released Tuesday as part of a series of new "data visuals" on Hawaii schools that are aimed at showcasing progress on key goals.
Other key figures:
To browse the new statistics and get more information, click here.
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