Recycling grant applications offered
Businesses, organizations and individuals interested in helping the county divert material from the landfill may apply for a recycling grant from the Department of Environmental Management.
Projects must focus on landfill diversion, including education, source reduction, reuse, recycling and composting, the news release said.
Grant applications are available at www.mauicounty.gov/recycle and at the Department of Environmental Management, Recycling Office, at One Main Plaza, 2200 Main St., Suite 225. Call the Recycling Hotline at 270-7880 to request an application by mail.
A recommended grant workshop will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday at the recycling office.
The deadline for grant summaries is 4 p.m. March 6. Grant summaries will be reviewed and applicants will be notified if they are approved to complete a full grant application. Full grant applications are due March 22.
Applications may be accepted throughout the year subject to appropriation of funds and budget.
For more information from Lanai, call (800) 272-0125, and from Molokai, (800) 272-0117, ext.7880.
Baker, Ing will meet with constituents
State Sen. Rosalyn Baker and state Rep. Kaniela Ing will be holding a "talk story" and will offer a legislative update from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the Kihei Charter School campus.
"Our top priority for the budget is to secure construction funding for a much needed high school in Kihei," said Baker, who represents South and West Maui.
"This project is included in the governor's proposed budget. We want the community engaged in this effort," said Ing, who represents South Maui.
Kihei Charter School is located in the Lipoa Center at 41 E. Lipoa St.
The public is invited.
For more information, contact Baker's office toll-free from Maui at 984-2400, ext. 66070, or email senbaker@ capitol.hawaii.gov, or contract Ing's office toll-free from Maui at 984-2400, ext. 68525, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kindergarten registration begins
Registration for kindergarten and junior kindergarten for next school year is currently under way.
Children who will be 5 years old on or before Aug. 1 may enroll in regular kindergarten, while children who reach 5 years of age between Aug. 2 and Dec. 31 may enroll in junior kindergarten.
Kindergarten is not mandatory in Hawaii.
All parents are encouraged to register their children for the full-day classes at their neighborhood schools. Parents can call the Maui District office of the state Department of Education to determine which school their child should attend.
The number is 984-8001.
For more information on school health requirements, registration and junior kindergarten, go to doe.k12.hi.us/ parents.