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Federal Funds Allocated for Maui County Schools

Schools in Maui County will receive nearly $5 million in Federal funds.
March 20, 2015

Federal Funds Allocated for Maui County Schools

Education is an important factor in any family's decision to move to a new place, especially when that place is as isolated as our island. Buying Maui real estate is generally a long-term decision. Knowing that your kids' new schools are performing well and getting the proper funding from state and federal governments is like a ray of sunlight.

If you're one of those prospective Maui home buyers, you may be interested to know that nearly $5 million has recently been allocated to local educational agencies in Maui County. It's still in the preliminary allocation phase, which means the exact amounts are still to be determined, but in any case, the funds will be put to good use.

The US Department of Education has appropriated $47 million for Hawaii schools. About $10.6 million went to Hawaii County, $29 million to Honolulu County, and $2 million to Kauai County. The funds are intended to go to the schools that need them the most, with a focus on improving their teaching and learning processes. That means schools that are struggling to meet academic achievement requirements will get the boost they need for good performance standards.

The amount of funds allocated to each county was based on several factors, including per-pupil expenditures, poverty and population estimates. The final allocations should be released in June, later this year. They may differ a bit from the preliminary numbers. Perhaps we'll check back on this development at that time! Meanwhile, if you need assistance finding the right real estate for your family's home, you'll find our contact information at the bottom of the page. Mahalo!

Blogs for March 2015

Maui to Host Startup Weekend in Kihei

Posted on March 27, 2015
Maui to Host Startup Weekend in Kihei

The push to establish Kihei as a tech hub continues with Startup Weekend Maui officially scheduled for May 15-17. These developments are worth keeping an eye on, especially when it comes to buying real estate. Tech jobs generate strong revenue, overall, and stimulate the… Continue Reading

Federal Funds Allocated for Maui County Schools

Posted on March 20, 2015
Federal Funds Allocated for Maui County Schools

Education is an important factor in any family's decision to move to a new place, especially when that place is as isolated as our island. Buying Maui real estate is generally a long-term decision. Knowing that your kids' new schools are performing well and… Continue Reading

Book Trust Fundraiser in Wailea

Posted on March 13, 2015
Book Trust Fundraiser in Wailea

One of the perks to buying South Maui real estate is that interesting events are at your fingertips all year round. For example, the 3rd Annual Book Trust Extravaganza is coming up on March 14th. This year's theme is Casino Royale. All the proceeds from this… Continue Reading

Pending Real Estate Sales Up in January

Posted on March 06, 2015
Pending Real Estate Sales Up in January

Toward the end of February, the National Association of Realtors (NAR) released data indicating that pending home sales jumped significantly in January. Sales were low, but contract signings were high. In fact, pending home sales were at their highest since August of 2013. 

NAR's Pending… Continue Reading

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