New Hernando County schools superintendent ready to start in temporary quarters

BROOKSVILLE — Soon-to-be school superintendent Bryan Blavatt is close to getting what he wants from Hernando's real estate market, but the good deal on a centrally located home probably won't be sealed in time for his April 1 start date.

Blavatt said this week that he and his wife, Barbara, expect to close sometime next month on a house in Silverthorn, a golf course community situated between Barclay Avenue and the Suncoast Parkway. Blavatt, who lives in Union, Ky., figures he will stay in a hotel during his initial days on the job here.

The couple did not have much time to house hunt, but Blavatt said he is glad he committed to an earlier start date even though he could have pushed it as late as July 1.

"I wanted to start as early as possible because it would be best for the students and the community if I got involved before all the decisions for the next school year are determined," he said.

The three-bedroom, two-bathroom home on Secretariat Run is central to the county's schools and has enough space for a guest room and an art studio for Barbara, Blavatt said.

An educator for four decades who currently teaches art in a high school, she will stay in Kentucky to finish out the year. The Blavatts have yet to sell their current home, and Blavatt said any savings on the purchase here will probably be eaten up by the loss they expect to take on that sale.

New Hernando County schools superintendent ready to start in temporary quarters 03/12/10 [Last modified: Friday, March 12, 2010 6:47pm]

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