An elementary school in central Oahu is getting a $33.2 million upgrade.
Hale Kula Elementary School at Schofield Barracks received the money as part of a grant from the Department of Defense ($26.6 million) and state Department of Education ($6.6 million).
The funds will be used to renovate classrooms and expand the campus, adding a new library and administration building.
The upgrades will be the first for the campus since it was built in 1959.
"The whole school design is set to foster that 21st century teaching skills and we're really excited to be model for what schools should be," Hale Kula Elementary School Principal Jan Iwase said.
Nearly 1,000 students attend Hale Kula Elementary School, most of them military dependents.
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