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Bus Schedule for Lahainaluna to Kūlanihākoʻi

Lahainaluna 'Ohana,


The State has just released the following information for bus service starting Thursday, September 14 for our students joining us at Kūlanihākoʻi:


Sept. 11, 2023 – 1:30 p.m.

HIDOE bus service for Lāhaināluna High students to Kūlanihākoʻi High to begin on Sept. 14

The Hawai‘i State Department of Education (HIDOE) will begin free bus service on Thursday, Sept. 14, for Lāhaināluna High students to their temporary school site at the Kūlanihākoʻi High School campus in Kīhei.

As announced last week, Lāhaināluna teachers and staff began reporting to Kūlanihākoʻi High today, Sept. 11 to meet, plan and prepare for the welcoming of students on Sept. 14. Lāhaināluna students will remain enrolled at Lāhaināluna and do not need to enroll at Kūlanihākoʻi. 

Students who want to take advantage of free school bus transportation from West Maui to their designated schools are encouraged to sign up in advance at Any student who has already submitted a bus application does not need to submit a new application. 

Bus service for King Kamehameha III Elementary, Princess Nāhi‘ena‘ena Elementary and Lāhaina Intermediate students to their temporary designated schools – Wailuku Elementary or Kamali‘i Elementary in Kīhei, and Lokelani Intermediate in Kīhei — started on Sept. 7 for students already enrolled in these designated schools. 

The latest pick-up and drop-off schedule from centralized West Maui locations — which includes some changes to the Sept. 7 start date schedule — is listed below. Students are encouraged to arrive 10-15 minutes before the scheduled morning departing time to ensure they are checked-in beforehand.

Wailuku Elementary
Kamali‘i Elementary
Lokelani Intermediate
Lāhaināluna High at Kūlanihākoʻi High

The Department will be providing security personnel at pick-up and drop-off locations and will have HIDOE staff on board the bus to support students’ well-being. 

Families who need assistance can call the Department’s support hotline at (808) 727-6880 or text SUPPORT to (808) 736-1427, Monday through Friday, from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.