Sen. Legg's charter school seeks expansion
While one Pasco County charter school spars with the district over its expansion, another is quietly moving ahead with its plans to grow.
The Dayspring Academy, founded by state Sen. John Legg, has asked the district to add 9 percent to its enrollment, up to 600 students. Legg has said the school, where he still works, has a lengthy waiting list of students wanting to attend.
The school could add to its student numbers by 15 percent without district permission, because it has received high-performing status from the state and it regularly earns an A grade. Still, it made an official request to the district, expressing it its letter a desire to work together in serving Pasco students.
Dayspring already has conducted its student lottery for 2013-14, and plans to tell families who got in the week of April 15.