MILILANI, Hawaii (KHON2) — A brand new building was dedicated for Mililani Middle School on Saturday, May 14.

The blessing of the school’s new Building J and Cafeteria Lanai included speeches from Mililani Middle School principal Elynne Chung, Gov. David Ige, and Interim Superintendent Keith Hayashi.

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Students, parents, staff, and community members attended the blessing of the new three-story building which has 15 classrooms.

The school will now move to a single-track school year starting Aug. 1.

Since the school was first opened in 1998, students were on a year-round multi-track calendar where students were divided into four groups.

Efforts to get the new building started in 2014. The construction of the building started in January 2020.

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The Hawaii Department of Education said there are 1,585 students enrolled at the school.