We are pleased to announce the naming of our new classroom building: David W. Pratt Hall after Vice President of the Board, David Pratt. David joined the board in 1987, chaired the Development Committee beginning in 1988, and acted as Board President from 1997-2009. He worked to move Island School from Kealia to Līhuʻe by soliciting funds and getting the master plan approved by the County of Kauaʻi. David almost single-handedly raised funds for the Wilcox Gym and the Frear Center, and has helped us secure more than 4 million of the 5.8 million needed to build this new building.
Phase 2: Building Construction
On Friday January 21st, after Island School's 45th Birthday celebration, the Board of Directors and Founding Mothers came together to launch Phase 2 of the New Building Project. This ceremony began with speeches from President of the Board, Kathy Richardson, as well as Executive Vice President of Layton Construction Company, Will Summerhays. Layton Construction Company will begin construction on the new building in April of this year, with a scheduled completion date in April of 2023. The building, featuring six classrooms and a maker space, will be ready for students to return to school in August of 2023. This will be greatly beneficial in expanding our student body and presence on Kauaʻi.