Appeals court sends charter school’s permit request back to Windward Planning Commission


In this 2016 Tribune-Herald file photo, Principal John Thatcher stands outside of Connections Public Charter School Wednesday afternoon at the the old Kress building in downtown Hilo.

A decision by the state’s Intermediate Court of Appeals sends a Hilo charter school’s special permit application to develop a campus in Kaumana back to the Windward Planning Commission, where the request was denied in 2014.