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Not one child should be unaccounted for After Maui fires , school enrollment suffers On a recent night on the Hawaiian island of Oahu, Superintendent Keith Hayashi and several board members invited the community to a meeting that was supposed to be about plans to reopen several Maui public schools that were damaged during wildfires in the historical coastal town of Lahaina.
But the gathering devolved into an emotional and impassioned scene: Several Maui community members called on the school board to speed up the search for hundreds of students who haven't enrolled since the fires ended the life of at least 115 people and leveled more than 2,000 structures of acres of land on the island one month ago.
"It's almost been a month – all hands on deck. There’s a lot of anxiety because students aren’t being identified as safe or deceased so what I don’t understand is, ‘Why? Why haven’t all the calls been made?’ said Susan Pcola-Davis during public testimony.