Environmental hurdle cleared for new classroom building at Kealakehe Elementary School

  • The portable classroom, front, will be removed to make way for a proposed new building at Kealakehe Elementary School. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today file photo)

  • An overhead view shows the current layout of Kealakehe Elementary School, where a new classroom building has been proposed. The new building would be in the south of the campus between the cafeteria and building G. (Photo from final environmental assessment/Special to West Hawaii Today)

  • Students get to know each other in Mrs. Davis classroom on the first day of class at Kealakehe Elementary School on the first day of the 2017-18 school year. A project that will increase teaching space at the school is moving closer to fruition after the recent release of a final environmental assessment with finding of no significant impact. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today, file photo)

KAILUA-KONA — A project that will increase teaching space at Kealakehe Elementary School is moving closer to fruition.