Kahului Elementary School was closed today due to damage caused by a fire on Nov. 24. The school will remained closed for all students on Tuesday and Wednesday, Nov. 28 and 29, and reopen on Thursday, Nov. 30. Staff will be reporting to work on both days as the school works on academic contingency plans for the three days of instruction.
The Friday fire damaged four classrooms, two portable classrooms and affected the school’s water lines. The Department’s Facility Branch is working with the Maui Complex to ensure the safety and security of the Kahului Elementary campus as soon as possible.
“The Maui Complex and affected school communities are unified in our efforts to return to Kahului Elementary School to its normal operations,” said Superintendent Dr. Christina Kishimoto.
The estimated damage to the school has yet to be determined.
Kahului Elementary School is located in the Central Maui area, and serves more than 960 students from preschool through grade 5. The damaged classrooms housed third- and fourth-grade students.