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Hawaii Schools Getting Safe Playground Equipment

HONOLULU (KHNL) -- Safe and accessible playground equipment will be installed at 17 public schools on the Big Island, Kauai, Maui and Oahu.

It's part of an ongoing effort by the state to improve the safety of playgrounds at schools statewide.

"School playgrounds encourage social interaction and physical fitness while offering an important counterpart to the classroom experience," said Governor Linda Lingle. "This project will provide schools with age-appropriate playground equipment and ensure that students have a safe place to play."

The project is scheduled to be completed by December 2009.

The schools include:

Big Island
Haaheo Elementary School
Kalanianaole Elementary & Intermediate School

Koloa Elementary School
Waimea Canyon Middle School

Kula Elementary School
Pukalani Elementary School

Enchanted Lake Elementary School
Ewa Beach Elementary School
Hawaii Center for the Deaf and Blind
Jarrett Middle School
Kaewai Elementary School
Kaiulani Elementary School
Kaneohe Elementary School
Koko Head Elementary School
Mililani Waena Elementary School
Nanaikapono Elementary School
Pearlridge Elementary School



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