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Modernization Plan for Schools

Modernization is critical for ensuring that systems and methods are up-to-date and relevant for current use. It involves the essential process of updating and upgrading to meet modern standards and requirements.

The School Facilities Authority has taken a proactive approach by developing a data-driven strategic plan that prioritizes building lifecycle management and quality management systems. This step is a move in the right direction towards providing Hawaii’s students with a higher quality of education.

Data Driven Strategic Planning

A data-driven approach involves making decisions based on factual data instead of intuition. This approach offers several advantages over subjective decision-making. By using data-driven strategies, the HISFA can make informed decisions using hard evidence and quantifiable information, leading to a better understanding of the results of their choices. In a data-driven organization, decision-makers can have greater confidence in their choices since they are based on concrete evidence rather than subjective opinions. Adopting a data-driven approach will steer the HISFA towards success and improve its decision-making process by leveraging the power of data to uncover insights and trends.

Building Lifecycle Management

Building lifecycle management refers to the process of integrating, coordinating, organizing, and controlling all the information related to a construction project. This process starts with the project pro forma and continues throughout the project’s entire lifecycle, including its design, construction, and day-to-day operation until its demolition.

Quality Management System

To better support school facility development and maintenance in Hawaii, it’s necessary to work towards implementing a well-defined quality management system (QMS) within the educational systems. A QMS is a structured and documented approach that outlines an organization’s processes, procedures, and responsibilities to achieve its quality objectives and policies. By adopting a QMS, educational institutions can better coordinate and direct their activities to meet the needs of their end-users while complying with regulatory requirements. Additionally, a QMS allows for ongoing improvements in the organization’s effectiveness and efficiency, which can lead to a higher quality of education being delivered to students.

Central Maui New Schools

According to an internal study by the Department of Education, Central Maui schools currently have over 9,229 enrolled students, and these schools are in need of additional seat capacity.

The situation has been further complicated by the recent wildfires that displaced students, teachers, and staff from the Island of Maui. These external factors, such as an increase in enrollment due to migration or new housing developments, are expected to continue to burden existing schools.

In order to tackle the problem of providing quality education to our children in Central Maui, Hawaii lawmakers passed Act 248 in July 2022. This act provides funding for the planning and design of a new school in Central Maui.

Project Updates

* Based on Maui County Housing Pipeline

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