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Contract for Imagine charter school is delayed

LAND O'LAKES — The Pasco School Board delayed action Tuesday on a contract for Imagine School of Land O'Lakes, a charter school that already has registered more than 400 students.

Superintendent Heather Fiorentino said her staff was not prepared to recommend a deal with the school, which does not have county approval for its chosen site on U.S. 41 but has a temporary home on State Road 54. She said the district's lawyers were investigating several issues, including the nonprofit status of the Virginia-based company that wants to run the school.

In other business, the School Board learned that the administration plans to open a satellite maintenance facility for eastern Pasco at the Moore-Mickens School. Assistant superintendent Ray Gadd said the move to place 15 workers at the converted barn is designed to save the district in transportation costs.

The board also received a presentation on two new school construction projects — Elementary R in Connerton and Elementary V in Watergrass.

The district is scheduled to break ground on Elementary V today.

Contract for Imagine charter school is delayed 06/17/08 [Last modified: Thursday, June 19, 2008 1:30pm]
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