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Two to join corrections officer ranks at MCCC

Anson Zane, who will become a corrections officer at Maui Community Correctional Center, received the Inspirational Recruit Award during a graduation ceremony in Honolulu on Friday.

He was one of 42 recruits who graduated with Basic Corrections Recruit Class 1702 and will begin their careers at facilities across the state, the Department of Public Safety said. The ceremony was held at the Neal Blaisdell Center.

Two recruits are headed to MCCC.

The training to become a corrections officer is nine weeks long and includes 360 hours of classroom time and physical training. Recruits learn standard of conduct, professionalism and ethics, report writing, interpersonal communications, maintaining security and crisis intervention and receive training on gangs, mental health, first aid, firearms and self-defense tactics.


Roots School receives accreditations

The Roots School in Haiku has been accredited by the Western Association of School and Colleges and the Hawaii Association of Independent Schools.

The accreditation was awarded following spring and summer meetings of the Western Association of School and Colleges Commission and the Hawaii Association of Independent Schools directors.

The Western Association of Schools and Colleges is one of six official academic bodies responsible for the accreditation of public and private universities, colleges and schools in the United States. A WASC accreditation means that it is a trustworthy institution for student learning and committed to ongoing improvement, the Roots news release said.

The Hawaii Association of Independent Schools is the state affiliate for the National Association of Independent Schools, and the state liaison for the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

“We are deeply honored to have received accreditation. It is the culmination of 11 years of growing Roots School,” says Head of School Melita Charan.

Roots School, founded in 2006, has 60 students from preschool to 8th grade. It is located at 740 Haiku Road.

For more information about the school, contact 250-7988 or


Hearings on proposed marine rule changes set

The state Department of Land and Natural Resources has scheduled public hearings in Maui County on a proposed amendment to commercial marine license fees and reporting deadlines for marine dealers.

The proposed amendments to Chapter 13-74 of the Hawaii Administrative Rules would increase the annual commercial license fees from the current $50 per year to $100 per year initially, then to $150 per year no sooner than Jan. 1, depending on when the rules are approved. The proposed rules also would establish a reporting deadline for dealers who buy marine life directly from commercial fishermen, according to a public notice from the DLNR.

The hearings will be held at the following times and locations:

• 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Sept. 28, Mitchell Pauole Center conference room, 90 Ainoa St., Kaunakakai.

• 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Sept. 29, Lanai High and Elementary School cafeteria, Lanai City.

• 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 4, Maui Waena Intermediate School cafeteria, 795 Onehee St., Kahului.

Community members will be allowed to present relevant information and individual opinions for the DLNR to consider during the public hearings. Written comments can also be submitted by Oct. 13 to the Division of Aquatic Resources, 1151 Punchbowl St., Room 330, Honolulu 96813.

People needing the assistance of a sign language interpreter should submit a request in writing to the DAR’s Honolulu address or by calling (808) 587-0100 (voice or TDD) at least seven days before the hearing.

For more information or a copy of the proposed rules, visit under the “Announcements” section.