The Pasco County School Board and Creation Foundation, doing business as Dayspring Academy, plan to work together on a new elementary charter school to serve an emerging community in Central Pasco.
The Pasco County School Board approved an agreement at its June 21 meeting, which sets the stage for a new elementary school for 600 students to be built in Angeline, in an area just south of State Road 52 and west of Sunlake Boulevard, according to an agreement in the board’s agenda packet.
Dayspring and the school board have agreed to fund the project through impact fees. The school will serve kindergarten through fifth grade students.
“Dayspring and the school board desire to partner with each other in this endeavor and as such will work to blend the charter school program and curriculum with the future board STEM 6-12 magnet,” the agreement says. The objective is to open the school in 2024.
The agreement also spells out how construction should proceed, how payments will be made, and so on.
Angeline is a new development spanning 6,200 acres, which is south of State Road 52 and east of the Suncoast Parkway. The new 6-12 magnet school already is under construction in the heart of a town center that is near Moffitt Cancer Center’s planned Pasco County campus.
That campus is expected to become a magnet for world-class cancer researchers and life science companies.
The board approved the agreement as part of its consent agenda, meaning it was approved with a number of other agenda items without board discussion.
Published June 29, 2022
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