Dayspring Academy charter school puts off expansion plan
The Dayspring Academy, an arts-themed Pasco County K-8 charter school, won't seek to add campuses in Holiday and Hudson in 2014, after all.
Dayspring, Pasco's oldest and most academically successful charter, will instead focus its efforts in the coming year on installing its technology, implementing new academic standards and improving middle school students' career and college readiness, senior administrator Suzanne Legg told the School Board in a letter this week.
The school instead will apply to expand for the 2015-16 academic year.
Legg, the wife of state Senate Education Committee chairman John Legg, informed the board of the decision because earlier in the spring she had notified the district of the school's intent to seek a new charter for additional sites. Dayspring consistently has a lengthy waiting list.
"While it remains the desire of our board and staff to meet the needs in these critical areas, our attention this year would be best served on our existing families," Suzanne Legg wrote, adding that Dayspring would like to work with the school district and community leaders in the meantime to meet needs in Holiday and Hudson.