On Tuesday, Gov. Neil Abercrombie released more than $65.6 million to the state Department of Education for various capital improvement projects across the state. The release comes after last week’s release of $62.4 million for DOE projects. Among the projects that will receive funding are three at schools on the Big Island:
• $3,500,000 — Pahoa High and Intermediate Gym, design and construction funds for renovations and expansion of the school’s gymnasium to include a wrestling and locker/showers room.
• $550,000 — Kohala High Architectural Barrier Removal, construction funds to complete architectural barrier removal at school and provide program accessibility for the disabled in accordance with federal Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) guidelines.
• $500,000 — Hilo Intermediate New PE Locker Room and Renovations, design funds to replace and renovate the PE locker room and shower facilities at the school.