Hearing officer approves Lutz charter school

A proposed charter school in Lutz has received approval, despite objections from nearby residents, homeowner associations and community organizations. Land use hearing officer James Scarola approved a special use permit for the Tampa Academy of Math and Science, a charter school for up to 870 kindergarteners through eighth-graders. In his April 6 decision, Scarola found that the request … [Read more...]

Charter school public hearing is finally here

After months of delay, a public hearing on a proposed charter school at the southwest corner of Lutz Lake Fern and Sunlake Boulevard is slated for the evening of March 16. The proposed Sunlake Academy has faced stiff opposition throughout the process from residents who live near the proposed school that would be built on a 7.4-acre site, as well as objections from area homeowner associations, … [Read more...]