Matt Bolsters Ewa Public Schools
Within weeks of being sworn in, Matt secures millions in A/C funding for ‘Ewa & ‘Ewa Beach Elementary during the 2015 legislative session.
Matt requests A/C portable classrooms be relocated to Campbell HS. They now have many new A/C portables & all other portables have been given A/C! Approximately 1/3 of all JCHS classrooms now have A/C.
After his first session Matt starts the “Cool Schools 4 ‘Ewa” initiative connecting hundreds of fan donations to ‘Ewa Public Schools. Similar initiatives are sparked statewide.
Matt receives numerous expressions of thanks (this one is a “fan” letter) from students and parents in appreciation for the donations Matt helped secure.
Matt argues for a new high school for ‘Ewa and confirms with DOE that it is a priority. Governor releases millions to begin planning for this new High School.
Matt works with JCHS teacher and HSTA President Corey Rosenlee on “Schools Our Keiki Deserve” legislative agenda during the 2016 session.
As a newly appointed member of the House Finance Committee, Matt pushes for $100 million in A/C funding statewide with millions more towards a new classroom building at Campbell HS.
Matt helped bring JCHS up to 2nd highest appropriation in the state as a member of the House Finance Committee adding $12 million towards a new Campbell HS building. We are now the 2nd highest out of 283 other existing public schools in Hawaii! This along with ‘Ewa Schools’ allotment of the $100 million for heat abatement, as well as significant appropriations for repair and maintenance, means that our ‘Ewa public schools are getting the attention that they deserve – and then some.
Funding for ‘Ewa Public Schools this biennium
Rep. Matt LoPresti advocated for projects that benefit our students by providing much needed improvements to facilities.
|James Campbell High
|‘Ewa Makai Middle
|‘Ewa Beach Elementary
*Lump sum CIP breakout