Final Approval to Open!

Aloha, Alaka’i O Kaua’i Families,
We are so happy and proud to inform you that on Thursday, June 28th, our school officially completed all of our pre-opening assurances and was given the final approval to open this August by the Hawai`i State Charter School Commission! The Commission acted on a unanimous decision of the Commission’s Application Committee to do so.  The Commission action was approved unanimously as well. In making the motion, Commissioner Mitch D’Olier who also acts as Chair of the Applications Committee, expressed his gratitude regarding the hard work done in preparation for this opening year.  Akaka`i O Kaua`i Board Chair, Rick Eckert and Executive Director Denise Trentham fielded additional questions regarding the school facility’s preparedness, satisfying a few remaining concerns of the Applications Committee as well as conveying the school’s appreciation for the Committee’s support.  Also noted was the effort made by Knudsen Trust, owner of the school facility and iLEAD Schools, Akaka`i O Kaua`i’s services provider.
We would like to thank all of you, our founding families and learners, for your faith in us as a start-up school. We can all rest assured that Alaka`i will be ready to serve and provide the best education that research shows works!
We would also like to thank iLEAD Schools Development for their efforts to get the facilities requirements met and their overall well-wishes and support.  Jon Horwitz and the Knudsen Trustees have also gone beyond our expectations to prepare the property for our school. A huge mahalo also to our school director, Denise Trentham, who has proved her worth a million times over! And of course, the stalwart Alaka`i governing board and team members, thank you!!
On the road to opening day, we will plan open house events during the month of July and will notify you again of those dates, as well as the days our office will be open for receiving your enrollment documents (birth certificate, health record, etc).
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