Two new schools are planned to accommodate burgeoning growth in Central Pasco.
One is a K-8 school planned for a site on the east side of Skybrooke Boulevard, south of State Road 54.
The other is a charter elementary school that will be operated by Dayspring Academy. It will be built on a 5-acre site, on Sunterra Drive, in Land O’ Lakes, according to materials in the Pasco County School Board’s Jan. 3 agenda packet.
The school board approved agreements relating to each of those projects.
The school board approved an agreement with Zyscovich Architects relating to the new K-8, which is planned for a 22-acre site. The 170,000-square-foot school will be designed for a maximum of 1,800 student stations, according to materials in the board’s agenda packet.
Construction on that project is expected to begin in October of 2023, with substantial completion expected by June of 2025.
The project will include new buildings, retention ponds, landscaping parking and stormwater management systems, and other required site infrastructure and connections to off-site utilities, the agenda materials say.
The estimated construction budget for this project is $60 million.
The new charter school is a K-5 school that will have 600 student stations.
The school will be operated by Creation Foundation, doing business as Dayspring Academy.
The school is being built to serve the emerging community of Angeline, a new development spanning 6,200 acres, which is south of State Road 52 and east of the Suncoast Parkway.
Dayspring and the school board have agreed to fund the elementary charter school project through impact fees.
“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,” according to an agreement previously approved by the school board.
Plans call for the charter school to own and operate the school beginning with the 2024-2025 school year.
The elementary school building concept proposed is a two-story building, of approximately 58,000 square feet, according to board’s agenda materials.
Dayspring has selected Creative Contractors to provide construction management services, and the school district and Dayspring entered into a contract with Creative Contractors, the school board approved at its meeting last week.
The contract includes the fee for the pre-construction services element of this project and the addition of the Angeline Athletic Facilities, to serve the 6-12 Angeline Academy of Innovation.
The 6-12 magnet is scheduled to open this August.
The off-site athletic facilities will include a one-story gymnasium building of approximately 28,166 gross square feet and a one-story maintenance building that will be approximately 1,648 square feet, according to the agenda materials.
Published January 11, 2023
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