Leadership resigning from financially troubled Hawaiin charter school

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

The Halau Lokahi Public Charter School's leadership is out. The school's director and governing board had until today to resign. The move allows the school to stay open, but it still has deep financial problems to dig out of.

School Director Laara Allbrett and the five member board have notified the State Charter School Commission they will resign. That was part of the conditions for the school if it wanted to continue receiving public taxpayer money. It is more than $400,000 in debt, hasn't paid rent since February or paid teachers since May.

The school opened 13 years ago and has had financial problems in the past. The school's community will be able to nominate three new board members. The Charter School Commission will choose the other two. The new board will have to hire a new director and balance the budget.

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